What a difference a golf tournament can make.

Highway to Healing’s second Annual Drive to Provide Charity Golf Scramble, held last weekend at the Fairview Mountain Golf Club, grossed $45,000, the charity is reporting.

The funds, it added, will be used to support South Okanagan families as they travel out of the area for medical care for their children.

Our sponsors and donors were generous as always; their donations were invaluable and integral to the success of our event,” said president Gail Barriskill. “Our more than 40 volunteers braved wind, thunder, rain and even a momma bear and her cub to ensure our event was fun and successful.”

Highway to Healing’s mission is to offer assistance with travel expenses not covered by any other groups — including fuel, food, parking fees and accommodation.

Since 2013, it has donated more than $40,000 to help ease the stress on families living in Osoyoos, Oliver and Okanagan Falls. 

For more information, visit highwaytohealing.org.

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