Rotary Club of Abbotsford helps Abbotsford Hospice

Abbotsford Rotary presents $29,000 to Abbotsford Hospice on Sept. 22

Shirley Wilson

Shirley Wilson

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford presented a $29,000 donation to the Abbotsford Hospice on Sept. 22, thanks to the successful Rotary Million Dollar Hole-in-One fundraising event.

It raised over $44,000, onlymade possible by sponsors and donors, volunteers and 536 fun-loving, yet competitive, golfers. The other recipients of this event will be announced at a later date.

The Rotary Million Dollar Hole-in-One was started in a response to the club’s desire to support the Abbotsford Hospice in paying off their first mortgage. To-date the Rotary Club of Abbotsford has donated close to $500,000 to Abbotsford Hospice including Holmberg House.

Fundraising director Shirley Wilson said, “I am particularly humbled by the support from our community when it comes to charity. Our Rotary club has committed to raising funds for important gaps and needs in our community and it could not be done without the support of many.”

Dave Holmberg, community philanthropist and the family namesake of Holmberg House, stated, “the Rotary Million Dollar Hole-in-One is a terrific community effort and a great success.”

David Turchen, board chair of the Abbotsford Hospice Society added, “Nothing would have happened without Rotary’s unwavering support. Thank you very much!”

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford wishes to thank all of our Hole-in-One event sponsors:

Matsqui Development Co. Ltd., The Abbotsford News, Berryhill Foods, Canadian Western Bank, Country 107.1 and Star FM 98.3, Treefrog Digital, Abbotsford International Airshow, Badesha and Narang Notaries Public, Dignity Memorial, Envision Financial, Magnuson Ford, MountainView Harley-Davidson, Pretty Estates, Sandpiper Golf Course, Prospera Credit Union, Sandman Hotel and Suites, TD Bank, Valley Eurotec Sales and Service, Abbotsford Duty Free, and FraserGlen Golf Course.