Acadian golf tournament of P.E.I. returning to Mill River

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Fund-raising event slated for Sept. 13

MILL RIVER – The Acadian golf tournament of P.E.I. is returning to Mill River.

"The participants of our Acadian golf tournament of P.E.I. enjoyed playing at the fantastic Mill River course so much last year that we decided right away to return there in 2014," says Carole Gallant, president of the Jeux de l'Acadie P.E.I. regional committee. "We are therefore launching the call to all golfers to register immediately to participate in this year's tournament, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, starting at 2 p.m.

Gallant explains that the move to Mill River in 2013 helped triple participation as 110 golfers signed up.

The tournament raised a sizeable profit of $7,000, which greatly helped the Jeux de l'Acadie regional committee hold its regular activities, and bring the Island delegation of more than 100 youth athletes to the 2014 finals last June.

"Even if our tournament supports a francophone organization, our golfing event will be bilingual, so we're inviting both francophone and anglophone golfers to sign up,” says the president.

Organizers are primarily focusing their efforts on recruiting four-person corporate teams from all over the province, although individuals and teams of friends are always welcomed. Each team gets two golf carts.

Golfers are asked to arrive at the Mill River Golf Course by 1:30 p.m. to confirm their registration. The tournament begins at 2 p.m., with a shotgun start.

The event will be played in the best-ball Mulligan format. Little games situated here and there on the course will also give participants an opportunity to win additional prizes.

After playing their 18 holes, the golfers will get a chance to eat at a delicious cold buffet. A few snack booths will also be located along the course.

The presentation of awards and prizes will follow the golf.

Participants must register in advance by Sept. 8 by contacting Jeannette Gallant at (902)-854-7250, or at jeuxacadie@gov.pe.ca. It is also recommended to pay the registration fee in advance. Players also have the option of paying upon arrival.

The funds raised this year will help ensure the participation of about 200 youth in the Jeux de l'Acadie programs.

Organizations: P.E.I. regional committee

Geographic location: Mill River, Iceland

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