With 65 golfers in the shotgun start tournament and other golfers who supported the silent auction, the Fourth Ugly Pant Classic Golf on the Ridge course at the Copper Point Golf Club was a swinging success.

The tournament is hosted by the RAD Recreation Adapted Society each year. Founder and director of the event, Tanelle Bolt, said she’s grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.

“This tournament had the best vibe of any tournament RAD has hosted in the Columbia Valley,” Bolt pointed out. With such support, Bolt said, “We are excited to see more adaptive recreation opportunities spring up in the Columbia Valley.”

Close to $6,000 was raised this year, Bolt said, and the funds will be used “for creating more adaptive recreation opportunities for people living in, and visiting our special valley”.

Scott McClain, head golf professional at Copper Point Golf, noted, “Copper Point Golf continues to support adaptive recreation in the Columbia Valley as home to the paragolfer machine. This specialized device was mostly funded by many of our investors and longtime locals, providing (the) RAD society another piece of adaptive equipment for those with mobility issues.”