(Granby) The organizers of the 12th golf tournament to benefit the Maison Au Diapason bet on the footgolf, a hybrid sport that twin soccer and golf, to stimulate the interest of participants. Besides this new activity on 30 August menu, fans of the little round ball can also jump on the tees.
“We see that golf tournaments are a little down. We wanted to innovate and find ways to attract people. It is a test we did this year. People who can not dedicate a whole day of golf can come in the afternoon to play their part footgolf and then join us for dinner, “said on the sidelines of the press conference on Tuesday, the director of finance and communications to the Fondation Au Diapason, Marie-Claude Gratton.
As footgolf sessions were already available at the Cedars Golf, the two organizations have partnered. Traditional golf round will be held at Parcours du Vieux Village Bromont and the Cowansville Golf Club.
Cocktail, dinner and silent auction
Cocktails, dinner and a silent auction will be held in the afternoon in Bromont, mountain experiences.
The honorary presidency was given to Claudia Houde, Director of Graymont plant in Bedford. “The Diapason proved that its financing activities were a great success. It was easy to convince me [to get involved]. The mission touches me, “she mentioned. Recall that since its opening in 2010, more than 725 patients at end of life of the Haute-Yamaska and Brome-Missisquoi and their relatives were welcomed into the establishment of Bromont.
Year after year, the tournament has almost 300 participants. To date, the event has raised $ 1.5 million. The organizers wish to surpass the $ 125,000 in 2016 to allow hospice home to continue his mission.
The cost of a single ticket is $ 225, while a quartet will have to pay $ 900 for golfers. For their part, the people who will experience the footgolf will pay $ 100 each, or $ 600 per group of six people. Just over half the price of the ticket sales will go to the cause.