Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church’s “Cawaja Beach” Golf Tournament 2021
Friday Jul 30th, 2021
Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church’s “Cawaja Beach” Golf Tournament is an annual event and fundraiser organized to help build and sustain initiatives for Cawaja Beach’s beloved Ukrainian Catholic church and sister parish The Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Barrie. Raising over $200,000 during its long tenure, the tournament provides tremendous support for the parish and the good will, community service it delivers. Past beneficiaries include the the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, The YMCA Child Care Centre in Midland, the Midland General Hospital, The Big Brothers of North Simcoe, The Big Sisters Association of Huronia, The Huronia Museum and many other local charities.
This year's tournament was held at Carlisle Golf & Country Club in Carlisle, ON. It featured twenty-seven meticulously-maintained holes for players of all skill levels. Long fairways, rolling greens and picturesque scenery decorated the course as players stroked through. Even the weather held out in the afternoon, as ominous rain clouds eventually gave way to a mild breeze and some pleasant sunshine on the back nine. Golfers were able to best their peers on both the "Longest Drive" and "Closest to the Hole" challenges - many talented foursomes made for some tough competition on these holes!
Although COVID-19 precautions prohibited the highly-anticipated "Pig Roast" dinner this year, course staff prepared a delicious BBQ lunch and beverages for participants to consume throughout the day. Raffle prizes included a 58" widescreen TV, stereo headphones, golf passes, great food and gift certificates. A 50/50 draw and giveaways sent attendees home with pleasant memories of the day's proceedings.
Already in its twenty-third year year, many golfers have routinely gathered to enjoy a day on the links, delicious food, silent auctions, prizes and other delightful activities. The tournament’s organizers regularly take care to ensure that a great time is had by all - a huge "thank you" to them, the tournament sponsors and everyone who participated. We're already looking forward to next year!