Golfers brave the snow to raise money for local animal shelters


COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. - Does it seem a little chilly still for a good game of golf? Well, not when it means raising money for a good cause.

70 people signed up to play golf today at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Columbia Falls. It was snowy and muddy on the course, but the golfers were having a good time.

The money raised go towards various groups in the Flathead and up in the reservation that help homeless and lost animals. This event has been going on for seven years.

Last year All Saints' raised 3-thousand dollars and they're hoping to raise 4-thousand this year. This event is something that they feels passionate about.

"It's terribly important to us, because from a theological perspective, we have become alienated from the animal world. We think ourselves separated from them and quite simply we're not. We're all created, we're all in an image of God. Everything from the cocker spaniel that sits over at the humane society right now to me," said Bradley Wirth, All Saint's Episcopal Church Director.

After playing snow golf, more activities were going on. A free chilli lunch was provided for all the participants and then a silent auction took place to raise more money for the animals.