Sold out Redwoods golf tournament raises $50,000 for wildfire relief

Tournament was sold out in five days with lots of Langley supporters

Professional golfer James Lepp (outside left) teamed up with local lawyer Rebecca Darnell at the sold out golf tournament and dinner held at Redwoods Golf Course on Tuesday. Darnell and everyone at her office donated a day’s wage to the fire relief efforts. Redwoods staff also donated the day’s wages to the fire relief. Monique Tamminga photo

The fact that the skies were hazy from the wildfires burning across the province was almost suitable for the sold-out wildfire relief fundraising tournament held at Redwoods Golf Course on Tuesday.

Redwoods owner, Doug Hawley, said more than $50,000 had been raised by the time eager golfers hit the course.

“We haven’t even got to the silent auction or the other stuff during the dinner,” said Hawley, who anticipated thousands more would be raised to help evacuated and impacted fire victims.

It was in early July, while Hawley was watching the news nightly and seeing the devastation the wildfires were causing that he decided he would put together a golf tournament with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the Red Cross to help out those impacted by the wildfires.

“The tournament sold out in five days,” he said.

“We got huge support from the golf community. We are small group who really stick together,” he said. On top of that, staff at Redwoods donated their day’s wages to the cause.

Among those participating was professional golfer James Lepp.

Even the steaks were donated for the barbecue dinner held Tuesday evening.

There were treats for golfers throughout the course. Well Seasoned owner Angie Quaale handed out home-made Bellini-style freezies to the golfers while Chopped Leaf offered wraps at another hole.


Redwoods Golf Course owner Doug Hawley on his personalized golf cart takes a very short break at the sold out BC Wildfire Relief fundraising golf tournament he held on Tuesday. More than $50,000 will be raised at the day of golf and dinner, going to help those impacted by the wildfires. Monique Tamminga photo

Well Seasoned owner Angie Quaale with Redwoods owner Doug Hawley.

First tee at Redwoods Golf Course under hazy, smokey skies on Tuesday.

L-R: Brad, Dan, Kerry and Dan put together their foursome to help out with the fire relief. They gave kudos to Redwoods owner Doug Hawley for putting this together.

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