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Providence Classic provides financial support for students
After a cool, windy morning that threatened thundershowers and cancellation, the 19th Providence Classic proceeded as scheduled under clearing skies and amidst considerable excitement.
Tournament sponsors and the 139 golfers who attended the annual event raised $66,604 for the Providence Fund, which will allocate the money to Providence students in the form of financial support. Six new sponsors added their contributions to this year’s tournament, and throughout the day the participants and volunteers enjoyed friendship, conversation and, of course, a full round of golf.
Irma McKenzie, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at Providence, was encouraged by both the generosity of supporters and what turned out to be a pleasant afternoon.
“What an amazing day it turned out to be for our sold-out Providence Classic!” she said. “Fearing the tournament would need to be cancelled due to rain, in a dramatic turn the clouds cleared and we enjoyed a very comfortable and sunny afternoon.”
After gathering for an outdoor, barbecue lunch, the golfers played 18 holes at Quarry Oaks, and the Guenther family foursome of Adam, Darryl, Kyle and Phil claimed the trophy, having posted the best score. The day concluded with a dinner of chicken and ribs and the draws for the numerous prizes, which included golf bags, a bicycle, Winnipeg Jets tickets and a return flight for two to anywhere in North America.
“We want to express our sincere thanks to Quarry Oaks, as well as to tournament sponsors, prize sponsors, helpful volunteers and the golfers who made this event such a great success,” remarked McKenzie. “This tournament will help us to continue to improve the education and student experience at Providence.”
Friends of Providence can still support the Providence Classic and the Providence Fund. CLICK HERE to learn how.
(Image: Irma McKenzie)
Providence Classic golfers enjoy a barbecue lunch before hitting the course.
The golfers depart for tee off.
Not only did the rain hold off, but the weather improved throughout the afternoon at Quarry Oaks.
Providence Board Chair. Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht tees off at one of the hole-in-one prize holes, where golfers had a chance to win a Mazda SUV.
Steinbach Boston Pizza supplied hungry golfers with fresh, delicious pizza throughout the afternoon.
After finishing their rounds the Providence Classic golfers entered draws for an assortment of prizes.

Chicken and ribs were on the menu at the Providence Classic banquet.

The Guenther foursome picked up the trophy as 2017 Providence Classic champions. 


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