Might as well mark your calendar, the Ehrlo Golf Classic falls every year on the first Monday in June. It has been a staple in the Regina community for over 20 years, raising money for Ranch Ehrlo Society and more recently for Ehrlo Sport Venture.
It seems there are a lot of non-profit organizations using golf tournaments to raise much needed funds. As each tries to find a new format to set it apart from the crowd, they never differ too much – a round of golf, a few prizes and a wrap up banquet and at the end of the day money raised to help maintain community programming or fund Parkinson research or replace hospital equipment. Yes, some tournaments use celebrities, some tournaments have specialty holes and some even offer two full days of golfing but does that really set them apart from other charity golf tournaments? How does the Ehrlo Golf Classic break apart from the crowd?
Well the Classic is almost always on the coldest day of the year. We always tell our volunteers to bring a wide range of clothes that would keep them warm and dry ranging from monsoon weather conditions to the occasional June snow storm. But of course, all our golfers keep coming back year after year regardless of what Mother Nature brings.
The backbone of the Ehrlo Golf Classic is volunteers. While this might be similar to other tournaments, our volunteers have almost remained exactly the same since 1992 when the tournament launched. From the planning committee to Jack and his crew, the Classic could not go on without their support.
And the last thing which sets our tournament apart? The Ehrlo Golf Classic’s main goal isn’t to raise money; it is to let the community in on our secret…that the Ranch is a great place, doing great thing for children, youth, and families in Regina and across the province. But if you would like to sponsor a tee or green we are more than happy to take you up on your offer.
There are still spots left to golf in this year’s Ehrlo Golf Classic, June 4th at the Regina Royal. Come and enjoy a round of golf and find out what we are really about.