Cowichan golf tournament aims to aid animals in need in India

Golfers and animal lovers are invited to combine both passions at a special fundraiser at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club for Animal Aid Unlimited.

Golfers and animal lovers are invited to combine both passions Aug. 19 at a special fundraiser at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club for Animal Aid Unlimited.

It’s being organized by Aaron Mansbridge, assistant superintendent at Arbutus Ridge, who, with his partner, Angie Ferrell, spent time volunteering with Animal Aid Unlimited in Udaipur, India in February.

“Our experience truly left a lasting impact. Before we left, we promised them we would do our best to help them when we returned home to Canada,” he said.

Animal Aid Unlimited was founded in 2002 by an American family who witnessed the suffering of street animals on a trip to India, and it broke their hearts.

“There was nothing they could do, and no one they could call — this is the unfortunate fate for many street animals in India. They decided to take the plunge of a lifetime and founded Animal Aid. Since then, over 50,000 animals have been through their care.” Mansbridge said.

There are several ways to take part: golf in the tournament; sponsor a hole; take in the dinner; or donate to the silent auction.

Contact aaron.mansbridge@gmail.com for more details.