The Medicine Hat College (MHC) chapter of the Alberta Institute of Power Engineers (AIPE) will be hosting the first annual Everyone Counts Classic, a golf tournament fundraiser to support mental health initiatives for students at the college.
The event will take place on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Cottonwood Golf Club in Medicine Hat from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fee to register is $75 which includes a 9-hole golf game, meal and the chance to win prizes. There is the option to sign up as an individual or team.
When asked why the student group decided to focus on mental health, Barry Iwanicki, instructor for power engineering technology at MHC, explains that it’s a topic that impacts a lot of people.
“Mental health is a subject that hits close to home with a lot of our students, which is why we felt it was important to focus on using this event to not only raise awareness but also funds,” says Iwanicki. “It’s important to us that our students are supported while they are here and during times of crisis.”
Funds raised will go towards enhancing the existing support services, mental health initiatives and events on campus.
“This is a fun tournament for a good cause, so you don’t have to be a pro to come out and play,” says Iwanicki. “However, if you are unable to make it then we’ve made it easy for you to give online.”
If you are not an avid golfer, but are still interested in making a contribution, Iwanicki encourages you to visit canadahelps.org to donate to the AIPE Mental Health Fund.
The deadline to register is August 26, 2016. To sign up or donate online visit ww.mhc.ab.ca/golf.
For those interested in becoming a corporate sponsor call Iwanicki at 403.487.4454.
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