Letter: Thanks to organizers and donors for Wick Inn Pro Am, support for the kids

As summer moves in to fall on the West Coast the halls of USS are sadly quiet right now. In anticipation of the busy year that is to come and the energy that will return however, on behalf of our student athletes, I would like to offer thanks to the Wickaninnish Inn and Long Beach Golf Course for yet another hugely successful pro-am tournament and subsequent donation of approximately $17 000 to our school athletics and extra-curricular programs.

The West Coast is a pretty amazing place to live; not just because of the natural paradise that surrounds us but because of the people and businesses within our communities that continually step up to support our kids and allow them to flourish. Having the opportunity to train, travel, compete and build lasting friendships and memories is a hugely positive experience for our West Coast kids. This opportunity

is made far more accessible due to the consistent generosity of the sponsors and participants of the Wickaninnish Inn pro-am. It

takes an incredible amount of work to pull off such a successful event. Each year Charles and the staff of the Wick Inn and Gibby and the crew at the Long Beach Golf Course lead the charge in rallying support for our school programs and each year I struggle to find the words to convey the full sense of appreciation at the school. It means a lot for our kids. Fortunately there are so many of you out

there who already get this. Whether it’s as a sponsor, golfer, or raffle ticket buyer the common theme that runs through it all is, “Oh, it’s for the kids? I’m in then.” To all of you who were involved in this fantastic event, rest assured that we will hit the ground running once we get under way and your generosity will go a long way toward building an exciting, fun-filled and successful year of school athletics.

Coach Mike Rhodes Ucluelet Secondary School