The inaugural Raise-it-4-Ryp Golf Tournament is being held September 4th at Mayfair Lakes Golf Course and Country Club in Richmond. The event, being held in memory of Rick Rypien and will gather hundreds of friends, colleagues and fans together to raise funds for programs run in conjunction with Mindcheck.ca along with funds to continue the Rick Rypien Hockey Camp in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta and the Canucks Autism Network.
Rick was a fan favourite during his time in Vancouver for his grit, determination and willingness to enter any on-ice battle. He showed the same courage in stepping forward to discuss his personal struggles off the ice, bringing needed attention to the subject of mental illness and depression. The goal of the inaugural Raise-it-4-Ryp Golf Tournament is to carry that legacy of education and awareness forward while celebrating the life of Ryp, who’ll be forever part of the Canucks’ family.
Raise-it-4-Ryp will be working closely with Mindcheck.ca to create programs specific to Rick Rypien’s legacy. Mindcheck is a partnership between Fraser Health and the BC Mental Health Association with the goal of giving young people the understanding, skills and strategies to manage their day to day challenges while making it easier to reach out for support by reducing the stigma around mental health questions.
Friends, colleagues and fans are warmly invited to gather on September 4th and celebrate Rick’s life and legacy while enjoying the beauty and challenge of Mayfair Lakes. The tournament will be played in a Shotgun Texas Scramble Format and the per player fee $295 each includes: 18 holes of golf, a power cart, goody bag, snacks, the chance to win tons of amazing prizes, unique holes and a dinner at Two Chefs and A Table with even more prizes, and a silent auction.
There are many ways to support this event and its legacy projects, whether by playing in a foursome, sponsoring the event or volunteering. Visit www.raiseit4ryp.com to learn more about the first annual RAISE-IT-4-RYP Golf Tournament and follow on Twitter @raiseit4ryp