Posted by Stacey Irwin on May 18, 2017
2017 Rotary Million Dollar Hole in One Regretfully Cancelled
(Abbotsford) The Rotary Club of Abbotsford, since 1998, has operated its annual signature fundraiser –  the Rotary Million Dollar Hole in One - raising over one half million dollars for local charitable organizations.  This year the Rotary Club of Abbotsford regrets to announce it must cancel the 2017 event originally scheduled for later this spring. However, there is still opportunity to support the Club’s fundraising for Starfish Packs in partnership with long time driving range sponsor Fraserglen Golf Course and title sponsor Berryhill Foods. 
Many local golfers and residents are aware that the driving range at Fraserglen Golf Course suffered ice storm damage earlier this winter.  This delay has caused the Club to reconsider the event this year, but not to lose sight of what is important to Abbotsford and friends of Rotary.
“Although there will not be the Hole in One event this year, we will contribute to Starfish Packs through other avenues, and we encourage you to do the same.” says Rotary Club of Abbotsford President  Sara Lawson.  “Raising funds for hungry children to improve student success is not only important to us – but to our community!  We are thankful to our sponsors and supporters who join us in meeting our goals.” 
Incoming President, Stacey Irwin is pleased to share how excited the Rotary Club of Abbotsford is to join Fraserglen at the driving range during the grand re-opening later this summer.  “We thank our sponsors who support our efforts as they maintain their contributions toward Starfish Packs.  And,” adds Irwin, “we are hoping our friends of Rotary come down and join us as we celebrate both the re-opening of the range and the continued fundraising for our very important community programs.” 
The inaugural backpack program in Abbotsford is in its fourth year with over 230 students served this year alone. The interest in the program has expanded across Canada and into the United States as it proves to be a low cost, yet highly beneficial program that assists with individual student social and academic success.  
A date for the Rotary drive for funds in partnership with the Fraserglen grand re-opening to be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for this upcoming event!