Golf tournament will help send kids to camps

Golfers can now register for the 14th annual Fore Our Kids golf tournament that will take place at the Victoria East Golf Club here on May 26.

It is hosted by the Child­ren’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington, and it raises funds for the camp program.

That is specifically directed at subsidizing or paying in full camp fees for children in need. In 2008, funds were provided for over 400 children.

For many of those, it was their only opportunity to "be a kid,” meet new friends, and experience activities that they might never get the chance to enjoy.

The children are allowed to choose a camp and can choose to attend for Sports, music, riding, and overnight camps, including canoe trips and more.

Participants in the golf tournament will play 18 with a cart, have a lunch and dinner, receive registration gifts, and the chance to win great prizes. The tournament begins with registration at 11am on May 26.

Online registration for the tournament is available at or by calling 519-826-9551. Individuals not interested in golfing but wishing to make a donation to the Camp Program may also do so online or by phone.

The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington believes that every child de­serv­es a bright future.

The golf tournament has raised over $120,000 for the camp program since it began in 1996. Every child helped is part of Guelph and Wellington County.

Each dollar raised goes to helping a child in Guelph and Welling­ton.