Ordinarily driving a golf ball would not be considered an important charitable act. However, on Sunday, June 14th, Tonari Gumi and the Greater Vancouver JCCA will be holding their 3rd Annual Joint Golf Tournament at Meadow Gardens Golf Club. Not only will the golfers be trying to lower their scores, they will also be scoring for the hundreds of seniors and their care-givers who depend on Tonari Gumi for wholesome activities and for respite from the daily challenges of caring for our elders. Through Tonari Gumi’s many programs, and in particular, from its Iki Iki (lively, lively) programs for the frail and those in the early stages of dementia, caregivers are given a break as they can leave their seniors at Tonari Gumi where they know they will be safe, enjoy social inter-action and receive a tasty and healthy Japanese meal. For the seniors, themselves, they get to receive the undivided attention of cheerful and attentive volunteers and staff, to have the chance to meet with and chat with their friends, and to learn new things. Seniors also get the chance to help each other and to feel that they are valued and useful.
This golf tournament is a major fund-raiser which will help to maintain all of these essential programs and to ensure that the new Tonari Gumi remains in top shape so that our seniors can be safe and enjoy their activities in a clean and homey atmosphere. Driving, chipping and putting the ball this coming Sunday will definitely help in “Making It A Home” for our seniors. Dozens of businesses and individuals are also contributing to this event by sponsoring and providing support for this event. You don’t have to get a great score to be a winner at this tournament.
However, if you do get a great score, you will have a chance to win some wonderful prizes. Also for the first time, thanks to the support from the Investors Group, there is a $5,000 prize for a hole in one and everyone participating in this tournament will be entered in the Investors Group’s prize draw for a free trip for two to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Florida. Wow, what an exciting opportunity. If you are interested in having a great time, while contributing to our seniors, please click here.