Play it Forward and Drive Away Poverty

DWC Golf Tournament and Benefit Banquet
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Kamloops, BC

Play it Forward and Drive Away Poverty

Thank you to all who supported our 2018 annual local fundraiser!

See you next year!


Registration has begun for the always popular DWC Golf Tournament and Benefit Banquet. This year’s event marks eleven years of generosity from our individual and corporate partners and promises contests, prizes and fabulous food and drinks. It will be a full day of fun and fundraising and there just might be a few special surprises as well.

Tee off with Developing World Connections and our presenting sponsor, Corrigan Financial, for this signature Kamloops event happening on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Big Horn Golf and Country Club, located at 1000 Clubhouse Drive, Kamloops, BC is set to host our day of fun-raising on the fairways. Registration opens at 9:30 am with a shotgun start at 11 am. The awards banquet and auction begin at 6 pm.

Proceeds will help us to fulfill our international service goals of installing eco stoves for families in Guatemala and to build water harvesting structures in India.

There are a variety of SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES to promote your business locally and showcase your support of a larger community – the global community.

Join us for this day of golf, food, prizes, and laughter, all while making a difference to those in the developing world.

Where the money goes: Light up Guatemala

Light Up Guatemala improves the health of families that can’t afford a stove to cook on. Instead, they use open wood fires in their homes, which results in lung-damaging smoke filling the rooms and being breathed in by everyone, young and old. Light Up Guatemala puts fuel-efficient stoves into those homes, venting the smoke outside and burning less firewood. Most families spend anywhere from 11 to 23 percent of their household income to buy firewood. However, the stoves use less 70 percent less firewood, so as a result families save a lot of money. Additionally, families who spend hours gathering firewood don’t have to go out as often. And the overall reduction in firewood burning saves trees and cuts down on deforestation.

Where the money goes: Water For Life

Water For Life helps farmers in India transform desert into arable, productive farmland. This has included mapping rivers and smaller waterways that develop during the annual monsoon and then designing containment structures to conserve the rainwater. Because these structures range from rock and cement walls to large dams and crop irrigation channels they can help a variety of people. As a result, these efforts are readily visible one year after construction when new crops of wheat, barley, corn and other vegetables are growing where nothing has grown for years. Additionally, enhanced yields mean farmers are able to provide for their families and increase their income by selling excess produce.

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION

Players can sign up as a foursome or individually.

If you prefer a hard copy, please download and then save the document version below. You can print it and complete by hand or use Acrobat Reader to fill in the fields, save and then email us your completed registration form.

Download Golf Registration Form

Return the completed form to info@developingworldconnections.org

 

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