Sandpiper Golf Course supports Holmberg House

Funds from charity golf tournament donated to the construction of the end-of-life care facility

Holmberg House is presented with a nearly $14

Holmberg House is presented with a nearly $14

After a guided tour of the construction of Holmberg House, Sandpiper Golf Course presented the organization with a cheque for $13,855.39.

On Aug. 26, Sandpiper Golf Course hosted its 11th annual Ivan Pretty charity golf course, where each year 100 per cent of the proceeds goes to a different charitable initiative.

Holmberg House, run by the Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS), will provide end-of-life care to people 19 years and older, as well as support for grieving families and friends.

The residence – part of the Dave Lede Campus of Care, which also includes Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Matthew’s House – is named in honour of Dave Holmberg Jr. who passed away in March 2011 at the age of 48.

Debbie Lehmann, executive director of AHS, said the organization was thankful for the generous contribution.

“We thank Sandpiper Golf Course for their help and support in raising funds for Holmberg House. It is event such as this golf tournament that support our goals and society work.”

Construction of Holmberg House began in March of 2013 and is expected to open in 2014. A $12 million capital campaign is underway and $7 million has been raised to date.