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Langley golf tournament ready to tee off for Africa

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A local golf tournament is set to tee off for the first time, with the proceeds helping one of the world's poorest countries.

Space is still open for the first annual Hear Africa Foundation Golf Tournament, which takes place on Friday, May 4 at the Redwoods Golf Course.

The foundation is a volunteer-run organization working to create sustainable solutions to the issues of poverty and infrastructure development in Zimbabwe.

The foundation is made up of board members from the Fraser Valley, with Langley Fundamental Secondary teacher Ray Sawatsky as its president and Dr. Hester Vivier as vice-president.

Vivier is a family physician in Fort Langley who came to Canada in 1992 from Zimbabwe.

Some of the projects they are supporting include helping develop agricultural sustainability, providing humanitarian aid, investing in education and orphan care.

The deadline to RSVP for the tournament is April 27.

For more information, email info@hearafrica.com or visit www.hearafrica.com.

Cost of the tournament is $150 per golfer and $600 for a foursome. Following the 18 holes of golf, there will be a three-course meal, as well as several awards, prizes and raffle prizes.

Cost to attend the dinner alone is $50.

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