Chad’s Golf Tournie is Back!

Not sure how many of you out there are still reading this, but I figured I’d do a post anyway just in case. Been doing a bit of traveling around the province trying to do some visiting. Last stop was Clearwater. Joey was feeling so good that he decided to play in a mixed hockey tournament (no contact). Unfortunately, he wasn’t feeling as good 7 minutes into the first game of the tournament when he slipped on the ice and broke his arm. So, back to the hospital we went. Here’s a pic of him and the medical team in the Clearwater ER:

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Thanks for your help guys!

Now I know some of you are probably feeling bad for him and maybe I’m being a tad callous, but here are some positives about the situation:

-He got to play hockey (which he hasn’t been able to do in more than a decade).

-His chest is fine.

-Now he can apply for coverage for the good osteoporosis medication. (You have to break a bone to qualify).

Unfortunately, this little development threw a slight kink in his ability to visit with his fellow Clearwaterians. The best visiting he did was with the couch and television in Karley’s basement. Sigh.

In other news, the 4th annual Chad Linsdell memorial golf tournament for Cystic Fibrosis is just around the corner! For those of you who are unaware, this is a tournament we put on in memory of our friend Chad, who also had Cystic Fibrosis and passed away due to complications associated with a long wait for a double lung transplant. Proceeds from the tournament will go to help other people with CF who are waiting for transplant in Toronto and are trying to cover their living expenses.

This year’s tournament will take place in Powell River, BC. For those of you who have never been to the jewel of the Sunshine Coast, you can get here either by air (from Vancouver):

http://www.pacific-coastal.com/live/home/

Or, ferry (from Vancouver, or Comox):

http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/

FYI: You need to take 2 ferries if you’re coming from Vancouver, but you only need to pay for the first one.

 Here’s a link to bus information if you’re coming from Vancouver:

www.malaspinacoach.com

Or, if you’re coming from Vancouver Island:

http://www.greyhound.ca/en/

If you’re coming from the Island by bus, you will get off in Courtenay. Then it’s just a quick 5-10 minute cab ride to the ferry in Comox. Sounds a lot more confusing than it actually is.

Now some tournie info: it’s going to be a 9-holer this year at Myrtle Point golf club on June 28th. (Canada Day long weekend, babies!) For golf and dinner, the cost is $75, for dinner alone the cost is $35. As usual, we’ll have a banquet with prizes and auctions. Golf begins with a shotgun start at 4:30; registration starts at 3:00. If you’re coming for dinner alone, it should be served around 6:45.

Keep in mind, we throw quite a party. If you’re interested in registering for the tournament, or want to attend the dinner and banquet, please send us an email at joeywhitford@hotmail.com

Lastly, Joey wanted to ask everyone that if you’re in a position to scour up any prizes for the tournament or auction, it would be most appreciated. Large or small, we’ll take them all. It takes quite a bit of work to run a golf tournament and since Joey’s just getting back on his feet, we can use all of the help that we can get. Thanks a bundle!

Hope you’re all keeping well and if we haven’t managed to connect yet, hope to see you soon!

K & J

4 thoughts on “Chad’s Golf Tournie is Back!

  1. Jill March 27, 2008 / 10:14 pm

    Hope your arm is feeling better! Can’t wait for the golf tourney, maybe I can beat you now Joey with a real golfing “handicap”.
    xxoo J

  2. Suzanne April 5, 2008 / 12:25 am

    Hello,
    I apologize for the intrution, but I just wanted to say how thrilled I am for you two to be back home. I admit to having been a “lurker” through some of your journeys and it was always with a bit of trebidity that I clicked on “cfsucks.com” to check in on you. I am literally sitting her with damp eyes, so happy am I that Joey is doing so well and that you are safely back in BC. My 12 year old neice has CF – just so you don’t think I’m some wacko surfing your site! We have a 3 on 3 Road Hockey Tournament each year to raise money for CF research – so far in 5 years, we’ve raised over $40k – but we’ve got a long way to go, I know. Stories like yours make my heart happy, though, and give me courage and hope on the days when it all seems very unfair.
    Cheers to you both. Thank you for sharing your journey. I wish you both many, many years of happiness, joys and phenomenal memory making opportunities.

  3. chris&sherri June 22, 2008 / 1:24 pm

    hey Joey and Kirsten!
    Get better soon Joey! we are all thinking about you and can’t wait to have you back at the ball field! hate to hear about the gall stones dude I’ve been there but thank god only once and they just took the easy way out and removed my gall bladder.(apparently its just an extra part anyways)lol. we miss you already man.
    p.s. awesome website!

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