OHCF and Valley First team up for second annual Dave Finner Memorial Golf Tournament

OHCF and Valley First team up for second annual Dave Finner Memorial Golf Tournament

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2019


Valley First supports second annual Okanagan Hockey Community Foundation Dave Finner Memorial Golf Tournament

Penticton, B.C. — The Okanagan Hockey Community Foundation (OHCF) is proud to announce it is partnering again with Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, on the second annual OHCF Dave Finner Memorial Golf Tournament.

The 2019 tournament is set to take place on June 28 at the spectacular Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver. Dave Finner, a former employee of Valley First, was a long-time supporter of Penticton’s hockey community.

“The Foundation is extremely fortunate to partner again with Valley First in memory of Dave Finner,” said Michael O’Connor, chair of OHCF. “This is a great opportunity for both of our organizations to honour Dave’s memory in support of the Foundation’s efforts in providing educational opportunities to student athletes and families facing financial obstacles.”

“We feel fortunate to not only continue  to honour Dave’s contribution to the hockey community but once again support young hockey players at this fantastic tournament,” said Paulo Araujo, President of Valley First. “Sport is near and dear to my heart as well because of what it can do for young people and the community. Knowing we have already helped 25 families made our decision to partner with OHCF this year an easy one.”

“Dave and his family are long time advocates of hockey and what the Okanagan Hockey Group offers as it prepares youth for their future,” said Kalli Quinn, Executive Director of the OHCF. “The support we received from Valley First, and the community, in 2018 was tremendous. The net proceeds from the 2018 event directly supported 25 families access to hockey and educational opportunities.”

Foursomes are on sale publicly starting today for $1250 CDN and can be purchased by visiting www.okanaganhockeyfoundation.com or by contacting the office at 250-276-8132. Members of the Okanagan Hockey Academy Alumni and former and current NHL executives and players will be on hand to share in the festivities.

About Okanagan Hockey Community Foundation 

The Okanagan Hockey Community Foundation and the Okanagan Hockey Group believe in and live the principles of accountability, teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline and respect and are inspiring future leadership opportunities for our youth through hockey.

About Valley First

Valley First is a premier provider of banking, investment and insurance services for residents and businesses in the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys. As a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union with 53 branches and 38 insurance offices throughout the province, Valley First brings innovative products, an extensive branch network and local decision making to the banking experience. For more information on Valley First, visit www.valleyfirst.com.

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Kalli Quinn

Executive Director, Okanagan Hockey Community Foundation

250-276-8132 or kalliquinn@okanaganhockeyfoundation.com



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