A worthwhile cause

Today I received a note from David Spylo, a former pro at Angus Glen Golf Club who now works for a business that creates software for the golf industry. Spylo was pitching an event — and while I often ignore these notes, this one is for a good cause.

Michelle Hobor, a former Angus Glen employee who assisted Kevin Thistle on a daily basis for several years, has been battling cancer. She has two young children and is struggling to win her fight. In an attempt to access every resource, she now needs to head to the U.S. for more aggressive treatment than is available in Canada. That costs money and so Angus Glen and Mr. Spylo are holding a poker event in a few weeks time to help raise money for Michelle. I know a number of readers of G4G know Kevin and would have dealt with Michelle during the years she was at Angus.

At this time of year there are plenty of demands asked of all of us. I recognize that, but ask you to help if you feel you can. Here are the details:

Dear friend,

As we enter 2007, we have the opportunity to reflect on all the good things we have in our lives; our wonderful families, friends and our good health. We have so many things to be grateful for.

In our community, there is a wife and mother of two small children, Michelle Hobor, a former Angus Glen employee, who has been fighting an on-going battle with cancer. As we reflect on our good fortune, we would like to support Michelle.

On January 19th, we are hosting a Poker Tournament called GAMBLING FOR GOOD. The admission is $100/player. There will be prizes for the top four players, door prizes and appetizers provided by Angus Glen Golf Club. All proceeds will be given to Michelle.

We hope you will join us on January 19th at 7:30 p.m. We view this as a great opportunity to get out and have some fun, catch up with our neighbours and friends, do a bit of gambling and at the same time support a member of the Angus Glen Family. We look forward to seeing you!


Kevin, David and JC

Contact Michelle Reeves at if you are interested in attending or making a contribution.

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A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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