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Charity Golf Classic


2017 Golf classic raised more than $67,000


The 18th Annual Charity Golf Classic was a huge success with golfers and sponsors raising more than $67,000 to buy medical equipment for six facilities in the region. The equipment will go into facilities in Canora, Kamsack, Preeceville, Esterhazy, Invermay and Yorkton. 

“We have to thank our presenting sponsors who did a great job organizing the tournament this year,” Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation stated. The presenting sponsors each donate $3,000 and also help organize the Charity Golf Classic. They are Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, SaskTel, Louis Dreyfus Company and the Credit Unions of East Central Saskatchewan. 

“We like how this tournament is run, with the proceeds going to medical facilities throughout the health region, where many of our clients, customers and employees live,” said Darryl Flunder, Procurement Manager for Louis Dreyfus.  “Healthcare is a good cause. Eventually everyone will use the healthcare system, and when we need it we want good facilities and equipment.”

The business community provides great support for the charity Golf Classic with 48 businesses providing sponsorship. Sponsorship covers the cost of the tournament so that 100% of the funds raised by golfers is used to buy medical equipment. 

The top three fundraisers this year were: 

  • Kris Sapara, who raised $8,818
  • Gene Krepakevich, who raised $7,405
  • Ken Chyz who raised $6,115  


The top fundraising team was Kris Sapara, Dave Dutcheshen, Shawn Veroba, and Gary Grignon who raised a total of $15,118.00

The Health Foundation extends a very sincere thank you to each and every golfer for their tremendous efforts to raise funds to improve healthcare in our communities. 

The members of the organizing committee are: Chair, Ross Fisher; Sheila Johnson of SaskTel; Robyn Pflanzer and Renee Ismond from Cornerstone Credit Union, Brandy Mitschke of Louis Dreyfus Company, and Keri Zawada of Sunrise Health Region.