This September 23rd at the Fernie Golf and Country Club, one of Fernie’s local celebrities is finding a way to give back to a community that has supported her through thick and thin. Emily Brydon will be launching a foundation that focuses on raising money for young skiers in the Elk Valley at the 1st Annual “Emily Brydon Foundation” (EFB) Golf Tournament.
To some, this may come as a bit of a surprise, but for those who know Emily and the story of her life and successes to date, this may have even been anticipated. EBF provides Emily with the opportunity to instill in young athletes the fundamentals to success in pursuing their dreams while continuing to be involved in academics and society.
EBF firmly believes that being involved in athletics and sports help to build character in an individual, and this foundation will allow for individuals to experience this growth and the pursuits of their dreams by relieving some of the financial pressures involved in competing and training at these levels. “If this foundation results in 1 person experiencing half of what I have experienced thus far in my life, I will have accomplished my goal.”
The EBF 1st Annual Golf Tournament is the kick off to the foundation and is meant to raise awareness of its goals and future involvement in the Elk Valley and local ski programs. It is a fun event that will bring members of the community and sponsors together to support a local cause. The shotgun start is at noon, with unique themes developed at each hole by the sponsoring company or individual.
For more information on how to get involved or to reserve a spot in the tournament, please contact Rosemary Brydon at 250-423-4782.