A home is the foundation for a healthy, financially-stable family. With the help of the fifth annual Sutton Group–Lethbridge Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament, a couple with two young children will have the opportunity to build a new future.
This year’s tournament raised more than $18,000 to go toward the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Since 2014, Associate Broker/Co-Owner Trish Lyons, Broker/Co-Owner Audrey King, their staff and REALTORS® have raised $92,000 for the non-profit organization.
“This tournament is a natural fit for Sutton Group–Lethbridge,” Lyons said. “It is a great way to raise money for a charity whose focus is building decent, affordable housing for low-income, working families.”
This was the fifth consecutive year for the charity tournament. More than 80 golfers joined in on the fun-filled day of golf, which was followed by a fabulous prime rib dinner at the Henderson Lake Golf Course in Lethbridge.
Lyons said she is grateful to everyone who worked behind the scenes to make the day so successful. “We get such great support from our community and from our tournament committee, who manage fundraising, recruiting golfers and collecting prizes from local businesses.”
Since 2011, Habitat for Humanity Lethbridge has built five new homes for low-income families and renovated one other property. According to the charity’s website, “surveys of Habitat homeowners show improved grades, better financial health, parents who are more sure that they can meet their family’s needs. Wherever we work, we witness tangible evidence that strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.”
Volunteers are now needed to help with the construction of the latest project. Individuals and groups are invited to sign up for this uniquely rewarding, hands-on volunteer work by visiting www.habitatlethbridge.ca.
This story was adapted – with permission – from one originally featured on the Sutton Spirit website. The Sutton Spirit program recognizes Sutton associates across Canada that improve and enhance the lives of the people around them.