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May
04,
2012

Golf tournament helps to make life better for local youth

Featured in the photo is Dan Cooper with Barbara Ferrone, Executive Director of BBBSH.

Featured in the photo is Dan Cooper with Barbara Ferrone, Executive Director of BBBSH.

I am immensely proud to once again be host to the 12th Annual Dan Cooper Swing for Kids Sake tournament in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton. This year’s tournament moves to a great course – Piper’s Heath Golf Club in Milton. The day is May 28 and golfers are treated to one of the best golf courses in the area, lunch, gourmet dinner and prizes.

More importantly, your participation goes to a very worthwhile cause. There are numerous charity golf tournaments through the season, but I can tell you that grassroots charities such as the BBBSH are preventative in focus, helping children in the early stages by providing mentorship that has a positive impact that lasts a lifetime with these kids of all ages. Our young people are our future leaders and it is critical that we provide all the support we can to ensure they develop into good citizens, business people and community leaders. Few of us may be aware that there are hundreds of youth at-risk here in our own community. Often, our comfortable and insular lives shield us from some very hard truths in our back yard. This reality, however, is only too clear to the great people and volunteers at BBBSH.

“Give where you live” is a slogan adopted by many charitable organizations across North America, but it really does sum up my own personal philanthropic objectives and the approach of The Dan Cooper Team when it comes to donations and giving back to the community.

“Dan Cooper is a champion for the children in Halton. His support helps us to improve the lives of children through positive mentorship programs,” says Barbara Ferrone, executive director of BBBSH. “I want to thank Dan for his continuous support; it’s the largest fundraiser for BBBSH and will allow the organization to thrive in the year going ahead. Investing in our youth is a good investment in our future.”

I encourage all of you to give back to the community in any way you can; whether it is with money or time or both. Your efforts and contributions help make our community stronger and a better place in which to live.