We are excited to announce our charities for the 2022 Tournament proceeds. The BV Health Foundation in support of their need to upgrade specialty lab equipment at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital.
We are also supporting the Bulkley Valley Youth Sport Foundation, a local charity which provides an opportunity for local youth to experience and advance through single or multisport organizations within the Bulkley Valley.
A message from the Bulkley Valley Youth Sport Foundation:
"The Bulkley Valley Youth Sport Foundation is excited to be one of the charities of choice for the 2022 Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament. As a newly formed charity, every dollar counts and we are extremely happy that an organization with such a long history of successful events and money raised deemed our cause to be a worthy recipient. The BV Youth Sport Foundation's mission is to work with sport organizations in the Bulkley Valley to provide local youth with the resources and support to participate and excel in sports and active living. We feel strongly aligned with the Celebrity Golf Tournament given its strong community and sport focus. With the funds raised we are seeking to increase our Athlete Grant initiatives by opening up more frequent grant application cycles and providing larger grants to local youth with financial need. We will also create a legacy endowment in the name of the Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament that will provide an annual bursary to one local youth, while allowing the fund to compound capital into the future.
On behalf of the Bulkley Valley Youth Sport Foundation board of directors, we would like to sincerely thank the Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament organizing committee and wish them well on hosting a successful event!"
We want to thank all the groups that submitted applications for funding. This decision was not easy as we would love to support them all but after careful consideration we have decided to select the Bulkley Valley Heath Foundation and Bulkley Valley Youth Sport Foundation.
We feel that it is important to let all applicants know that their work is highly regarded by our group. Most of the organizations requesting financial assistance are operated through volunteers or with the assistance of volunteers. We know how much work that is and how dedicated these people are. It is that type of work and dedication that makes our community strong and special.
Thank you once again and best of luck with your fundraising campaigns.
The 2022 Celebrity Golf Tournament Team