Aug 23, 2014 - INAUGURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT HONOURS SASKATOON CRASH VICTIM [Quinn Stevenson]


Proceeds to benefit Quinn Stevenson legacy scholarship, trust account


It's a day of fun on the golf course to honour a dearly departed friend and son.

The Willows Golf and Country Club in Saskatoon will host the inaugural Quinn Stevenson Golf Tournament, dinner, and silent auction Saturday. 148 golfers are expected to play, with another 40 signed up for the meal.

Also up for grabs are two hole-in-one prizes; a Toyota Corolla care of Jeff Rohlicek from Ens Toyota, and $10,000 care of Jesse Renneberg from Realty Executives Saskatoon.

"It was a game he loved," said Bonny Stevenson, Quinn's mother, "he enjoyed going out there for a round of golf, he worked at a golf course ... I think that was the reason why."

Seventeen-year-old Quinn Stevenson was killed in a car crash near the University of Saskatchewan on Aug. 3, 2013. Ever since then, his parents and friends have worked to build a lasting legacy.

"I think as parents, when you suffer a tragedy like this, that's almost the only thing you can really do," Bonny Stevenson said. "Find ways to keep his memory alive."

To that end, all the proceeds from Saturday's event will go towards a $1,500 legacy scholarship at Centennial Collegiate, the school Quinn attended. Whatever funds remain will be used to do good deeds around Saskatoon in his memory.

"Whether it's his name on a board at Gordie Howe Bowl, or those kind of things, I think it all helps us heal a little bit," Stevenson said.

For those who haven't registered for the tournament, there is still a silent auction and raffle to which several professional sports personalities have donated signed items too. Among them are a football signed by Saskatchewan Roughrider defensive lineman John Chick, and a New York Rangers jersey signed by goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

More information on the tournament, and Quinn Stevenson's life and legacy, can be found here.

Source: News Talk 650 CKOM


 

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