Mookie and Billie Jo, morning hosts on the radio station Lite 95.9 were in Chestermere teeing off for a golf tournament in support of Camp Quality Alberta.
Camp Quality is a non-profit, volunteer organization that, in addition to a signature week-long camping experience, provides year-round support for children with cancer (receiving treatment or in remission) and their families.
This summer, the radio duo had the opportunity to tour the camp and even spend a night, hosting their morning radio show from the beautiful water front location on Sylvan Lake.
“These kids come to the camp to forget – they get to be kids there” says Billie Jo Ross. “What really struck me is that 90% of the volunteers at this week-long camp took holidays from their jobs to be there – so you just know it’s a great place to be for these kids.”
“The kids get loads of waterfront time, they go horseback riding and even take hot air balloon rides” says Danielle Tarasco, programmer at Camp Quality Alberta. “Cancer is a non-issue there.”
Tournament players were thrilled to be treated to sunshine and with a setting as beautiful as the Lakeside Golf Club, it was a perfect day and over $10,000 was raised for the worthy cause.
Lakeside Golf Course was happy to host the tournament and hope to continue taking advantage of these beautiful September days by playing long into the fall.
The semi-private par 71 course is open 7 days a week to the public and according to Jay MacLeod, Head Golf Professional at Lakeside Golf Club, autumn is becoming the time to play golf. “We invite residents of Chestermere to come out and enjoy a game of golf right here in their own backyard. ”
If you or someone you know would benefit from attending Camp Quality, visit their website at www.campquality.com