The Springhill Centennial Golf Club recently hosted its second East Coast Athlete Five-Man Scramble.
Members of the winning team included Stu Ellis, Charmaine Miller, Sandy Livingston Sr., Andrew Power, Brad McCormick and Rodney Rideout.
During the conclusion, club president Jason McBurnie thanked Ryan Reynolds of East Coast Athlete for his support of the club and the young people of the community.
“Ryan does so much for our community and our youth,” McBurnie said. “He is a very dedicated mentor to the local kids and they all look up to him. Whether it’s at the rink or on a ball field or in a gym it doesn’t matter - he is solid and always gives his best advice”
While Reynolds is McBurnie’s brother-in-law, he said that’s not why he was recognized.
“He is just an all-around great guy that deserves a lot of respect and I’m sure everyone knows this,”
As for the golf course, he said, the tournament is its biggest and most important fundraiser and it was all Reynolds’ idea and he plans and organized most of the details.
“We at the Springhill Centennial Golf Club are very proud of Ryan Reynolds and very lucky that he has chosen to help our club in this way,” McBurnie said.
Reynolds grew up playing golf at the Springhill Centennial Golf Club, and now he’s giving back.
“I’ve been a member since I was a little kid, and it was always a safe place where I could spend the day and have fun,” Reynolds, said. “And I want other kids, including my own, to have the same opportunity.”
Many golf courses struggle financially, and Reynolds started the East Coast Athlete Five-Man Scramble golf tournament last year as a way to help his hometown club.
The July 27 tournament featured 17 teams with each team having an East Coast Athlete Golf Girl as a caddy.
“I train bodybuilders, and I know some girls who compete in bikini competitions and they came out to help raise money.”
The tournament also features live music, a DJ, and a beer garden.
It has also raises thousands of dollars for the Springhill Centennial Golf Club, and Reynolds can see the same type of tournament helping other courses as well.
“I hope to roll it out to different courses in the future,” said Reynolds.
Reynolds thanked the many volunteers and sponsors for helping make the tournament a success.
“This year I had a lot of help from the executive, and Molson/Coors Light and Maritime Pride Eggs, among many other sponsors, helped make the tournament a success.”