Diva for a Day charity golf tournament returns

Matt Gardner
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Female residents interested in signing up for the annual Diva For a Day charity golf tournament would do well to move fast.

Two team spots -- equivalent to eight individual spots -- currently remain for the annual ladies-only tournament, which helps support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Albert.

This year’s event includes both a caddy auction on Thursday, May 22 and an 11-hole tournament taking place the following day, which is somewhat different from a standard golf game.

“It’s 11 holes of diva-themed holes,” Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Albert marketing and recruitment co-ordinator Allyson Wall said.

“We have massages and makeovers and photo booths … home-based businesses and jewelry -- just basically a day of pampering on the golf course, and of course with the man caddies for the ladies.

“It’s one of our biggest fundraisers of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters,” she noted.

Taking place again at Cooke Municipal Golf Course, the tournament includes a 1 p.m. shotgun start on Friday, which follows registration and brunch at 11 a.m.

Meanwhile, the caddy auction starts on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ches Leach Lounge at the Art Hauser Centre and includes appetizers, door prizes, a live auction and a silent auction.

It’s one of our biggest fundraisers of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Allyson Wall

“The caddy auction on Thursday night’s a ton of fun and that’s where all the money’s raised, so it’s open to the general public,” Wall noted.

“So we have tickets if the ladies want to attend it just kind of for a ladies’ night out and come see the event.”

Among the caddies up for auction will be employees from Northern Lights Casino, Rawlco Radio, SunLife Financial, Remax and Saskatchewan Pentitentiary, as well as Coun. Mark Tweidt.

Meanwhile, this year’s celebrity caddy -- who typically attracts the highest bids at the caddy auction -- is country music performer Brad Johner.

Last year’s Diva for a Day tournament raised $40,000 for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters branch, going towards covering the cost of general operations.

Tickets to this year’s tournament cost $500 for a team of four or $125 for an individual player, and are available by contacting Wall at 306-922-1299 or via email at allyson.wall@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

Organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Prince Albert, Art Hauser Centre Northern Lights Casino

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