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Golf tourney to support SCCSS

Mulligan Madness Event to raise funds for affordable housing, community hub

In support of the SCCSS 50 Women Campaign, Catherine Cooper, a passionate golfer and owner of Reflections Bed and Bath on Cowrie Street in Sechelt, is hosting the No Place Like Home Mulligan Madness Golf Tournament, a fun-raiser benefitting the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society's (SCCSS) 50 Women Campaign. The tournament is July 7, with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. at the Blue Ocean Golf Course.   

As a former Blue Ocean Golf Course employee of 25 years, Cooper has always dreamt of hosting a golf tournament. This event marks the realization of that dream. The tournament proceeds will go towards the 50 Women for SCCSS Campaign, aiming to close the $1.5 million funding gap for the new SCCSS building on Inlet Avenue, providing 35 units of affordable housing for women and children and a community services hub for anyone in the community in need of support.     

Catherine is deeply moved by the outpouring of support from friends and the Sunshine Coast business community, whose generous donations and volunteer efforts have been instrumental in making this event possible. 

"Every woman and child deserve stable and secure housing, providing them with the security and support to thrive, says Cooper. “Collaboration and connection are key to generating change and I am honored and hopeful to be a part of creating access to affordable housing on the Sunshine Coast." 

The event will feature a variety of activities, including raffles, a toonie toss, a putting contest, with raffle tickets, and other contest entries available for purchase at registration. 

Local personalities Jac Cawsey, a long-time Sunshine Coast resident and former Blue Ocean Men's Night organizer, and co-host Sue Cmolik, who was the former organizer of the Blue Ocean 9 Hole Ladies League and instrumental in building the league to the size it is today, will emcee the event. 

Sue Anne Linde, Co-Chair of 50 Women for SCCSS, expressed her excitement. "As co-chair of 50 Women for SCCSS, and an avid golfer, I am thrilled that Catherine and her community network have created a signature event for this cause. It’s this kind of authentic enthusiasm to support others in our coastal community that makes our initiative so rewarding." 

The tournament will feature 72 players, divided into groups of four. Various prizes and auction items have been generously donated by local businesses and individuals who understand how this project benefits the entire community and have stepped up to work together toward the common goal of securing the necessary funding. Key contributors to the event's success include Sue Cmolik, Deb Gass and Linda Wright. 

To register or find out more about the Mulligan Madness Golf Tournament, please get in touch with Catherine Cooper at [email protected] or 604-741-7973.