Rain doesn't dampen Tim Adlam tourney

Trevor Richardson couldn't think of a better way to spend a day, playing golf and remembering his old friend Tim Adlam.

Mr. Richardson and his wife Kristy along with friends Cliff and Brenda Frieday of Arnprior have participated in the Tim Adlam Wish Foundation golf tournament from the beginning.

Although some participants dropped out of the event because of rain, Saturday's weather didn't dampen the spirits of the 60 golfers who stuck it out to play 18 holes at the Island Brae Golf Course.

"It's all about remembering Tim andtheraincan'tstopthat," Mr. Richardson said.

"You see a lot of people at this event that you only see once a year."

Mr. Frieday always has a great time playing in the event and he enjoys the charity aspect as well.

This marks the ninth year for the tournament, which provides an opportunity for Tim's friends and family to get together and remember the good times while also raising money for some great causes.

Aside from his friends, Tim's siblings Frank, Lorelei and Allison and mother Reta also took part.

Tim Adlam was only 27 when he died in a motor-vehicle accident in 1997.

He was playing senior recreational hockey at the time, but had previously played competitive hockey and junior hockey.

The golf tournament, along with a nine and dine held at Island Brae Friday night, are expected to raise about $5,000 for the foundation, according to Chris Pleau, who serves as foundation cochairman with Jeff Cochrane.

The money raised is going towards funds pledged to Sarah Boudens, who will compete in whitewater kayaking at the Summer Olympics in Bejing, China in August.

The foundation offered its support as soon as it learned Ms. Boudens had qualified for the Olympics, donating $5,151.56 - the exact amount she needed to purchase a new kayak, paddles, and accessories for her Olympic debut.

"She is an elite athlete and the only one I've ever known from the area to go to the Olympics," Mr. Pleau said. "She has a lot of out-of-pocket expenses so we wanted to help any way we could."

Saturday's tournament concluded with a dinner and entertainment by local musicians including Stacey Graveline and Peter 'Sab" Sabourin.

"It is great to see local people supporting the foundation," Mr. Richardson said.

The next fundraising event for the Tim Adlam Wish Foundation is the annual hockey tournament the third weekend of March at the Petawawa Civic Centre and Silver Dart Arena.