Charity Classic boosts Special Olympics

Special Olympics Alberta is one quarter of a million dollars richer after the Motor Dealers of Alberta’s 28th-annual Charity Classic, held last weekend at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club along with a gala at the Sheraton Hotel.

Special Olympics Alberta is one quarter of a million dollars richer after the Motor Dealers of Alberta’s 28th-annual Charity Classic, held last weekend at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club along with a gala at the Sheraton Hotel.

Normally competitive, Alberta’s auto dealers feel privileged to share the wealth by pooling their resources for the fundraising tournament and gala, said Garrett Scott of Scott Subaru, who co-chaired the event with Darren Easy from Festival Ford.

This year’s events brings the total raised to $5.5 million from the first time the tournament was held.

The annual event was held in Red Deer from 1985 through 2003 and was returned to Red Deer for the first time this year after an eight-year hiatus.