By Meg Deak
The Haldimand Press
TOWNSEND—Parkview Meadows Christian Retirement Village is putting the fun in fundraiser with their ninth annual golf tournament at the Green’s of Renton on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Parkview Meadows, a non-profit senior’s residence, uses fundraisers to support the needs of their residents. The golf tournament is their biggest fundraising event and is set to be a fun-filled day of golfing, prizes, and a dinner.
“In recent years we have been able to, with our fundraising efforts, provide our residents with a greenhouse for horticultural therapy; a 20-seater wheelchair accessible bus for trips and outings; furniture for our Southview new addition; and our Games Room, to name a few,” explained Michael Ciardullo, Manager at Parkview Meadows.
This year, Parkview Meadows is looking to raise enough funds to purchase two new duet bicycles. These are a wheelchair and bicycle combined into one, making it possible for residents who would otherwise lack the mobility to cycle themselves to roam outside with the help of family, friends, or staff.
“Due to our recent years with lockdowns and outbreaks, it will be nice to provide all our residents the ability to cycle around the building and enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape that God has given us around our home,” remarked Ciardullo. “We currently have one duet bicycle and have had many residents that have enjoyed their adventures around the area with our recreation staff. These will also be available to families wishing to take their loved ones for a bike ride during a visit at any time.”
To participate in the tournament, the cost is $200 per golfer. Businesses can also select a level of sponsorship if interested: “We have sponsorships available with advertising signs placed around the course as well as the addition of your company logo in our quarterly newsletter for one edition of the Parkview Post,” Ciardullo explained.
A chicken dinner, with potatoes and vegetables, will be served after the day of golfing and Ciardullo added, “Anybody who doesn’t want to go golfing can also just come for the dinner.” The tickets for the dinner are sold separately at $50 a ticket.
“Other ways to assist would be monetary donations, gift cards, certificates, or gifts that can be used for our raffle tables,” noted Ciardullo for those who may want to help but cannot attend the tournament. He continued, “Any donations will get a donation receipt.”
Parkview Meadows is also selling raffle tickets as part of the fundraiser. The prize is a trip worth $2,500 of your choice. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.
Another upcoming fundraising event for Parkview Meadows includes their strawberry-themed goodies sale at the end of June.