The 20th Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Classic, held Thursday at the Royal Niagara Golf Club, has raised about $37,000 for the Voices of Freedom Park.
The annual Town tournament was moved to the Glendale course because it accommodates more golfers, says Kevin Turcotte, the Town's manager of parks and recreation and a tournament organizer.
There were almost 200 golfers registered in the tournament, the committee was “awesome,” there were more sponsors and more prizes, all of which helped raise the total – tournament organizers were hoping for $25,000.
It couldn't be done without the support of Vintage Inns, which every year supplies the staff to cook an amazing dinner back at the community centre, or the volunteers, committee members, sponsors and town staff, Turcotte said.
This year the main sponsor was John Hawley of The Village Developments.
Turcotte said although the committee hasn't made a decision yet, he thinks the tournament will stay at Royal Niagara in future years, “so we can accommodate everyone who wants to come out and golf.”
The Voices of Freedom Park on Regent Street was intended to be completed and open this week, but granite required for the installation was delayed.
It will open instead Nov. 2, which coincides with the weekend of the Voices of Freedom Festival.