He is best known for his exploits on ice, but Glenn Howard will use his hobby to raise funds for doctor recruitment.
The three-time world men’s curling champion will host the Glenn Howard Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 4 at Midland Golf and Country Club. Scotiabank and The Mirror are jointly sponsoring the event. “Dave Chambers and Steve Gilbert are co-chairing the event, and some months ago they approached me and asked if I wanted to be involved,” said Howard.
The golf tournament is being held to raise funds for physician recruitment in the North Simcoe region, a cause Howard fully supports.
“It’s a fantastic event and a great cause for the area,” he said. “We can never have enough doctors.”
To date, a major push by the Southern Georgian Bay Physician Recruitment Committee has led to 13 new doctors moving to the area.
Both of Howard’s children, Scott and Carlie, were born at Huronia District Hospital, bringing the cause even closer to home for Glenn and his wife, Judy.
Howard chuckled at the irony that the occasional golfer and member at Midland Golf and Country Club is hosting his own golf tournament.
“I’ve played a little bit, but with golf you can never play enough,” he said.
While no names have been confirmed, Howard said he is hoping to reach out in the coming weeks to see if he can get other members of the curling community involved in the event.
The tournament is an 18-hole, four-person scramble with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.
Included in the $150-per-player entry fee are 18 holes of golf (with a power cart), lunch and beverage at the halfway house, a three-course gourmet dinner, as well as a charitable tax receipt from the Huronia Communities Foundation.
Team entries and additional tournament information can be obtained by contacting Sue Westwood at 526-5722.
Those entering early will be eligible to enter a draw for a flat-screen television.