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Golf for a cause at these Spring and Summer tournaments

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Looking to put your golf skills to good use? It’s time to dust off those clubs and support a cause at one of the many spring and summer tournaments in Orillia that raise money for charities.

Orillia Lions Club Spring Classic Golf Tournament — Saturday, May 28

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Orillia Lions Club is excited to announce the return of its annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament.

The May 28 tournament marks the 20th Anniversary of the event, which raises money for charity. It will include nine holes in a scramble format, a putting contest, a raffle and prizes, dinner and a $15,000 reward for the hole-in-one prize.

To sign up, contact Bill Belfour at 705-326-0931 or

Empower Simcoe Golf Tournament — Thursday, June 16th

After a successful fundraising tournament last year — raising over $28,000 — the Empower Simcoe Foundation is increasing its number of foursomes to 25 at this year's June 16th event hosted at the Braestone Club. Registration is $175 per golfer or $700 per foursome and includes golf cart rental, green fees for 18 holes, lunch and a goodie bag. There will also be an online silent auction with lots of great deals and gifts.

All funds will go to Lakeshore Ridge, a new supported living home in Oro-Medonte.

“It will bring the highest level of professional support and care for people with multiple and complex needs because everyone belongs!” the Empower Simcoe website states.

For more information or to register, visit their website.

Orillia Christian School Golf Tournament - Friday, June 17th

Players can warm up at the putting green on June 17th for the Orillia Christian School golf tournament hosted at Settler’s Ghost Golf Club. The proceeds help the school offer discounted tuition to students in financial need.

Registration is $250 for single and $1,000 per foursome — the price includes a power cart, lunch and dinner.

Those interested can register here.

Orillia Shrine Club - Friday, July 15

The Orillia Shrine Club will be hosting a golf tournament at Bon Aire, G. & C. on July 15. The Shriners support pediatric specialty hospitals for children.

To learn more, visit their webpage.