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Volleyball tourney supports kidney research


In all 14 teams bumped, set and spiked their way to raising about $400 for kidney research in the name of Daylen Ostopowich. 

Last Thursday, July 8 the second annual summer volleyball tournament organized by Jenn Potter went at the Newcastle Recreation area. Last year the funds from the tournament supported her school’s volleyball team. This year, as she graduated, she decided to put the funds towards something more altruistic.
Last week’s edition of inSide Drumheller brought readers the story of Daylen Ostopowich. He suffers from Nephrotic Syndrome. He and his family have begun a kidney research fund in Daylen’s name to raise funds for the Roy and Vi Baay Chair in Kidney Research.
Jenn says she learned of Daylen’s story and it inspired her to put the funds from the tournament towards the cause.
There was some great action on the grass courts as teams went four on four to win the top prize, and to raise funds for a good cause.
To support the fund, organizers fired up the barbecue and served up burgers for players and spectators alike. Potter said they are grateful to Encana, which supplied the barbecue. IGA supplied ice water, and Potter Denture Clinic, Hi-Way-9 Express and Jim and Morag Gallion supplied the food.
  In the end, the team of Joey Browning, Kirby Travis, Jasmine Mraz, and Matt Mohan beat out the team of Dylan Schellenberg, Trent Ouellette, Cole Cheveldave and Sean Davies to win the championship.

Chamber golf tourney swings another year

Golf season is now in full swing, and the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce is yet again hosting its tournament fund raiser on Friday, August 6.

Sherri Christensen of the Chamber says this year should be yet another smoothly run event, with many prizes to be won by every single participant.
Over 75 golfers have registered so far, and there are still many spots open for participants to get in on the action. 
This year’s aim was decidedly set on raising money for the youth in our community. 
Proceeds raised will be given to the Drumheller Gymnastics Club, the East Coulee Playground Association, and the local KidsSport program which aims to get kids who couldn’t normally afford sports to get on the field.
Room is still open on holes for a couple of sponsorships.
This year’s special guests include former Calgary Flames athletic trainer Bearcat Murray, CTV anchor Darrel Janz and Jimmy Hughes, Member of Parliament Kevin Sorenson and MLA Jack Hayden.
Golfers will be treated to a pig roast dinner afterwards. If not swayed by golfing, plates can be bought for the pig dinner.
To register for the tournament, contact Sherri Christensen at the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, (403) 823-8100.

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