Paws for thought: Golf tourney fundraiser to benefit SPCA


Fluffy little kittens and patient old cats sit in hopefully temporary homes at the Pictou County SPCA. For those looking to help out the animals but aren’t sure where to begin, playing a round of golf in support of the shelter is an easy way to start.

Currently looking after 60 cats, two dogs and one rabbit, the Granton shelter can always use a little help with donations of any kind to help bolster their supplies or their funds. This year marks the fifth annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Pictou County S.PCA to help raise funds for the charity.

“It’s the best charity I can think of,” said Vince Angst, organizer of the event. “Animals are close to my heart.”

The golf tournament will be held at Glen Lovat Golf Course with a best ball format or shotgun start for participants. Each team consists of four players, or for those who do not already have a team, Angst encourages them to come solo and he will find them a team to play on.

At $360 a team or $90 per person, the day includes 18 holes of golf as well as a golf cart  followed by a gourmet barbecue steak dinner.

“Last year there were 14 teams,” Angst said. “We’re hoping to get 18 this year.”

Last year, Angst said the tournament managed to raise $4,200 for the S.P.C.A. Most of the fundraising for the organization is done during the silent and bidding auction.

The event is scheduled to take place September 25 at 1 p.m. with a registration deadline of September 10. Those interested in participating can call 902-759-9277 or 902-396-3595 or email to register.

Above photo: Vince Angst, organizer of the annual SPCA Charity Golf Tournament, holds up the tournament’s golden carrier trophy with Agnes Leavitt, branch manager of the Pictou County SPCA. In the background, one of the shelter’s newest residents, a bunny, takes a nap.
(Brimicombe photo)

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