Monday June 18, 2018
Each and every year, the members of the Riverside Country Club and its board of directors very generously donate the use of their superb facility and perfectly manicured grounds for this well known and loved charity tournament, now proudly called the Riverside Vipond Golf Classic. It is one of 6 Vipond events held across western Canada.
The tournament has proven to be one of the most prestigious mens golfing events in Saskatchewan, very popular with the 240-plus golfers who enrol in the match each year. While being an exclusive club open only to members and their guests, Riverside Country Club, on “Vipond Day”, establishes a direct connection to the community-at-large and allows many non-member golfers to enjoy the fine amenities that the Club offers.
In the late 1970's, Jim Vipond, a well known southern Ontario sports writer, organized the first VIPOND Golf Classic. This was a charitable tournament in support of community services for adults with mental and multiple disabilities. Since that time VIPOND tournaments have been established across Canada.
Proceeds from the Riverside Vipond Golf Classic support community services provided by agencies including Cosmopolitan Industries, the Community Living Association Saskatoon, Ability in Me, Special Olympics and Elmwood Residences.
These organizations strive to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and/or multiple disabilities. Their residential, recreational, social and vocational services are provided in a manner that promotes dignity and inclusion in our community.
More than $1 Million has been raised to fund the many capital and non-capital projects undertaken by the above agencies for the benefit of those individuals in our community who require support in their daily lives.
CALL LINDA at 306-664-3158 for more information, to enter as a golfer or to sponsor the event
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.