QUARRY OAKS, MB – Providence hosted its 23rd Annual Golf Classic on August 10th at Quarry Oaks Golf Course near Steinbach. More golfers than ever showed up in support of Providence students. More than 160 golfers registered for the tee time tournament which included contests and food stations strategically placed throughout the scenic and challenging course.
Approximately $70,000 was raised thanks to generous golfers, prize donors and sponsors. For 23 years, the tournament has been an important tradition where the Providence community comes together to support student scholarships. When asked about the importance of supporting Providence students, organizer Gina Turnbull commented, “I remember being a Providence student, and how scholarships made a Christ-centered education an affordable option for me. Because of this event, more students have the opportunity to experience that impact as well.”
The tournament also provided an opportunity for many to meet Providence’s new President, Dr. Kenton Anderson, who golfed along with his wife Karen. Reflecting on the day, Dr. Anderson commented, “The 2021 Providence Golf Classic was a great experience. I always enjoy golf, but as the new president, it was particularly meaningful for me to meet so many of those who support and partner with Providence. This is an amazing community and that was on full display at the tournament. I thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you all again next time.”
This year, golfers enjoyed some new additions to the tournament, such as playing Corporate Ball, a Providence Trivia Challenge, and ending the day with a delicious treat from The Churro Stop.
The winning team will soon have their names engraved on the 23-year-old trophy! Congratulations to Clark Nachtigall, Evan Nachtigall, Ryan Masters and Nathan Heppner for their winning score of -16.
Providence would like to thank all of the donors, sponsors, volunteers and Quarry Oaks staff for making this Golf Classic a great success. We hope to see you all again for the 24th Providence Golf Classic on June 14, 2022!
Click on the slideshow below to view some photo highlights of the day.