They came, they said their lines and then they teed off. The Canadian Badlands Passion Play held its annual fund raising golf tournament on Friday, June 15 at Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club.
"It's so much fun. Tom Zariski does such a great job with the rest of the committee and they get all kinds of prizes, a prize on every hole," noted Vance Neudorf, the Passion Play's Executive Director. " This year we dressed people up on number one in a costume and they had to hit in this great big, heavy black cloak with wings on. It was great fun."
"We had about 70 golfers this year and it was a lovely banquet and evening and raised about $10,000," he recalled. "It's a great event and probably one of the longest running golf tournaments around; 25th next year."
Money raised from the golf tournament will be put into staging this year's Canadian Badlands Passion Play, which will run for three consecutive weekends starting July 6.
"People don't realize the budget for the Passion Play is now over $1 million a year," stated Neudorf. "It takes a lot to put that together, keep the facilities going, feed and clothe and train the volunteer actors. It's a big piece of machinery and I think it's going to be worth it, this is going to be quite a stellar year."