Betty Sloan and Ute Trixl raised funds and awareness about the Aug. 21 Golf Fore the Cure tournament at their Glacier Challenge booth.

Betty Sloan and Ute Trixl raised funds and awareness about the Aug. 21 Golf Fore the Cure tournament at their Glacier Challenge booth.

Glacier Challenge provides fundraising opportunity for local groups

While the Glacier Challenge may be time for a bit of fun, it’s also a chance for local groups to do some fundraising. The Revelstoke Ski Club was on deck once again at the Centennial Ball Fields selling bags of ice to campers, collecting recyclables and garbage, and helping to keep the campground looking tidy. This year they were also involved in field maintenance and lining

Melissa Jameson/Special to the Revelstoke Times Review

While the Glacier Challenge may be time for a bit of fun, it’s also a chance for local groups to do some fundraising. The Revelstoke Ski Club was on deck once again at the Centennial Ball Fields selling bags of ice to campers, collecting recyclables and garbage, and helping to keep the campground looking tidy. This year they were also involved in field maintenance and lining.

“We’re getting a little more efficient,” said Prue Hicks, who noted this is the first year the club was managing the tasks set out for them on their own. In previous years the responsibility has been shared with other groups. Last year Revelstoke Secondary School’s Grad Class helped out and the year before that the group going to Onacho Japan helped out.

As for how much the group would raise of the weekend, Hicks said they expected to make anywhere between $6,000 and $8,000.

“We make good money from the ice,” she said.

While they weren’t selling bags of ice to keep drinks cool in the heat, Betty Sloan and Ute Trixl’s location next to the beer garden entrance sure was smart thinking. The two ladies were there tempting people to guess the number of golf tees in a basket, all in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer research. The two were also trying to pique interest in the upcoming Golf Fore the Cure Tournament which takes place at the Revelstoke Golf Club Aug. 21st. Last year’s event saw Nel Lord shave her head after raising more than $2,000 for breast cancer research.