(Pictured above: Kemptville Public School Principal Tracy Staples sinks a 10-foot putt at the 2017 Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament on Thursday as members of her team look on.)
2017 Champions for Kids Foundation
Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 to
Assist Area Families
July 7, 2017 (Gananoque, ON) – The 2017 Champions for Kids Foundation (C4K) Golf Tournament has raised about $30,000 to help area youth.
Nearly 80 golfers took to the links at the Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course near Gananoque on July 6, enjoying 18 holes of golf, a prime rib dinner, and a silent and live auction featuring a variety of items ranging from a signed Craig Anderson Senators jersey to hotel stays. Their participation, as well as tournament sponsorships from a number of area businesses, helped generate the total.
“We are extremely pleased with the support we received this year from players as well as the many businesses that came together to help make our tournament a success,” said C4K President David Morrison on Friday. “The money raised will help us provide a bridge for families to help them cross through hard times and improve the childhood experience for their children.”
The winning team at this year’s tournament was the foursome of Ray Lumsden, Kevin Beattie, Keith Fraser and Bill Lumsden. The team shot 15-under to take this year’s event.
C4K is a charity formed in January 2008 to discreetly help level the playing field for UCDSB children and their families. Although the charity’s main focus is to assist families in allowing their children to participate in sports, arts and other fun activities outside of school hours, it also meets unique needs like covering minor medical expenses (i.e. eyeglasses), providing gas cards to parents with a child in the hospital, or purchasing a winter coat for a child who needs warmth. All assistance is kept confidential.
Posted July 7, 2017