Local health care is receiving a big donation after a record-breaking charity golf tournament.
The annual Canadian Institue of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, Oilsands Chapter’s charity golf tournament, CIM for short, was able to raise $12,800, the highest amount ever for the tournament.
CIM also matched the first $10,000 bringing the total to $22,800.
“It was an ambitious goal in our eyes, the first year they donated something around $600, 2015 was $11,000,” said Jessica Lipton, Events Manager with the Northern Lights Health Foundation.
Around 148 golfers played at the Fort McMurray Golf Club including their new “Fox Tail” nine.
The funds will go towards urgently needed equipment, as well as health care services and programs.
“We’re able to use that money to put towards any area of need and we only fund the urgent needs,” added Lipton.
Last year’s tournament was canceled due to the wildfire. Instead, CIM donated over $110,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.
Of that money, $31,535 was given to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre for a new bronchoscope.