Starfish Pack Program named beneficiary of Million Dollar Hole in One

Annual golf event hosted by the Rotary Club of Abbotsford

Starfish Packs are filled with food for kids to take home each weekend. Proceeds from the Million Dollar Hole in One

Starfish Packs are filled with food for kids to take home each weekend. Proceeds from the Million Dollar Hole in One

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford has announced that the Starfish Pack program will be the recipient of funds raised at this year’s Million Dollar Hole in One event.

The annual event takes place this year from May 28 to June 5 at Fraserglen Golf Course.

Since its inception in 1998, the event has raised more than $500,000 for local charities.

This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 in net proceeds.

The Starfish Pack program provides backpacks filled with food for kids, who might otherwise go hungry, to take home on weekends, when school breakfast and lunch programs aren’t available.

Currently, 263 kids receive the backpacks throughout the Abbotsford school district.

Dave Murray, executive director of the Abbotsford Food Bank, said he was pleased to hear of the Million Dollar Hole in One’s support of the Starfish Pack program.

“We are looking forward to seeing the tangible difference healthy food makes in each of the (children’s) lives,” he said.

The Million Dollar Hole in One involves golfers paying $10 for 12, $20 for 30 balls or $50 for 100 balls to shoot for a hole in one or closest to the pin at a distance of 95 yards.

The top six golfers and six random draws each day qualify for the quarter-finals. The top 10 golfers move on to the semi-finals, and then the top three advance to the finals for one shot at a chance to win $1 million.

Ladies Day takes place June 1 and 3, and Juniors Day is on June 4.

For more information or to register, visit rotarymillion.com.