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Eighth Annual Prince George Cougars Alumni Hospital Charity Golf Tournament Begins Friday

July 9, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Prince George Cougars News Release

PRINCE GEORGE, BC- The most anticipated golf event in Northern BC is returning to Prince George this weekend. The Prince George Cougars, the Prince George Cougars' Alumni Association and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation are teaming up once again for the eighth annual Prince George Cougars Alumni Hospital Charity Golf Tournament.

For an eighth consecutive year the tournament is sold out. The two-day event takes place This Friday (CN Centre) and Saturday (Prince George Golf and Curling Club). Over the past seven years, the Prince George Cougars and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation have partnered to raise close to $500,000 towards healthcare in Northern British Columbia.

For the past three years, fundraising for the tournament has focused on cardiac care. With a fundraising goal of $80,000, the focus for this year's tournament is to close in on the final funding needed to purchase a Vivid Q Cardiac Ultrasound to be used by anesthesiologists at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC). Last year nearly $74,000 was raised to help complete the Spirit of the North's regional cardiac strategy for UHNBC.

Registration for the 2019 tournament includes the following:

Friday, July 12th, at the CN Centre:

* Media availability with Alumni (4:30-5:30 pm)

* Buffet dinner for all participants

* A wide variety of live & silent auction items (featuring auctioneer Bill Brown)

* Live auction opportunity to bid on Cougars Alumni & staff to join your golf team

Saturday, July 13th, at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club:

* Round of golf with Cougars Alumni & staff at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club

* Catered dinner for all participants at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club

* Numerous hole prizing and contests

* Numerous silent auction items

Once again, the Northland Auto Group is back as the tournament's title sponsor, while Ken Goss (Remax Centre City Reality), Scotiabank, and Pomeroy Lodging return as Gold Sponsors. Preston Mobility is once again a Silver Sponsor.

Confirmed alumni for this year's tournament include Eric Brewer (1995-1998), Nick Drazenovic (2002-2007), Chase Witala (2011-2016) Ronald Petrovicky (1994-1997), and Ty Edmonds (2013-2017). Making their first appearance at this year's event are Josh Curtis (2015-2019), Joel Lakusta (2015-2019), and Mike MacLean (2018-2019).

(Note: Cougars alumni participation is subject to change.)

For information on this year's event, please contact the Spirt of the North Healthcare Foundation spiritofthenorth@northernhealth.ca or visit their events page on their website www.spiritofthenorth.ca

Join the Northern Uprising and take advantage of the best sports entertainment option in Northern B.C. Secure your seat today! Book an appointment to test drive your seats today by calling 250-596-9965 or visit our website www.pgcougars.com/season-memberships.


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