Golf Green: Since its inception, Kids Up Front has been sending underprivileged kids and their families to arts, cultural, sports and recreational events. Working with local agencies and using empty seats to help fill up kids’ lives, the non-profit has provided more than 265,000 tickets to memorable, life-changing experiences since 2004. Helping make a difference in the lives of less fortunate kids and families, upwards of 200 guests hit the “links” for Kids Up Front’s major fundraiser, The 19th Hole Gala, held at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
CKNW’s Simi Sara and Global B.C.’s Kate Gajdosik, along with Kids Up Front director Dean Prelazzi, welcomed supporters to the fifth edition of the golf classic, featuring Vancouver Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi. Attendees came out swinging, participating in golf-related and spa activities before sitting down to a Savoury City-catered dinner, auction and keynote address by Lenarduzzi. Not surprisingly, a Whitecaps Game Experience for a dozen fans fetched the night’s top bid. Among the luminaries spotted comparing scorecards at The 19th Hole were Whitecaps legend Carl Valentine, B.C. Lions player Kevon Williams and brand.LIVE’s Paul Runnals.