Golfing while the sun shines, for a good cause

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

How many rounds of golf can four guys of a certain age play from sunrise to sunset on August 17 at 55 North latitude? That’s the question everyone is asking these days, after a quartet of Slave Lakers pledged to do exactly that for a good cause.

The cause is to raise money to help the Boucher family with expenses related to a kidney transplant. Bob Boucher, who works at Whitecap in Slave Lake, is donating a kidney to his son Brady, who needs one. The golf is one of a couple of fundraisers that are being promoted. The first one is a ‘Bottle Drive and Trunk Sale’ at Whitecap Chev, Buick, GMC this Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Two days later comes The Longest Day of Golf. The idea there is to pledge money per hole and/or for birdies and eagles as the four players go on their marathon around and around the Gilwood 18.

Participating are Jack ‘Palmer’ Dewald, Doug ‘Norman’ Albers, Bruce ‘Nicklaus’ Bateman and last but not least Darin ‘Snead’ Busk.

At the Aug. 15 event, stuff for sale (donated by Whitecap staff members) will be displayed in car trunks. Also on site will be a trailer for bottles and cans for those who want to donate them.

Good luck to all!

Bob Boucher, with son Brady Boucher.

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