Posted on: December 5, 2013
The corporate sector, both local and national, have come to the financial aid of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack Golf Program.
The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour, along with Rivershore Chrysler Ram Dodge Jeep and Wrabel Brothers Construction of Kamloops, BC, have all put money towards scholarships exclusively for the ‘Pack golf team.
Canada’s most-played junior golf tour, the Maple Leaf Golf Tour, is a national non-profit program presented by Boston Pizza along with principal partners Cleveland Golf, Srixon, Ford, Mr. Lube, Golf Town and Travel Underwriters. It hosts more than 60 events across Canada.
“We are delighted to be able to donate to a great golf program at a reputable institution and are pleased to fulfill the MJT’s mission to promote the game from the grassroots through to the provincial, national, university and professional level,” says Murray Poje, the Executive Director of the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour.
He adds: “The MJT donates many thousands of dollars in funding and scholarships every year, and in the past this has included the University of the Fraser Valley Golf Team. This year, the TRU Golf Team was one of our beneficiaries.”
Rivershore Chrysler Jeep put the most money towards the program; $ 6,000 over the last two years. General Manager/Managing Partner Dan Laporte says giving money to the golf team seemed natural.
“We are a family owned business operating in Kamloops for 25 years,’ he says. “ Our business along with Chrysler’s growth has allowed us to support more local causes. There has been a history in Kamloops of the community recognizing those businesses who support the community. We want to be recognized as a local business that works with the community because we love it .”
Deb Chicoine with Wrabel Brothers says the $ 3,000 they contributed to golf came as a result of their desire to support local youth sport. “We chose golf because we know a member of the TRU golf team and wanted to recognize and support his and his team’s efforts.”
Money donated by the Maple Leaf Golf Tour this year were given to Brent Pound and Natasha MacKenzie (both Kamloops, BC).