I’m pleased to say that The Dan Cooper Swing for Kids Sake Golf Tournament last week was a huge success. It was a hot and sunny day with a sold out tournament of 144 golfers and we helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton raise $43,000 – and that’s fantastic.
This money is desperately needed to help BBBSH maintain its wonderful mentoring programs, such as One-to-One, In-School Mentoring, Homework Club, Go Girls!, Game On! and Group Rec.
BBBSH is 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.
“This is Dan Cooper’s third year as the Title Sponsor of the 12th Annual Swing for Kids Sake Golf Tournament. It truly is great to work with Dan who is so committed to the children in Halton and his community. Dan is a good friend to BBBS of Halton and a strong supporter of what we do,” says Kristin Vanderwater, Special Events Coordinator for BBBSH.
I would also like to thank the participants, sponsors and those businesses that provided entertaining activities to help make this day a huge success, such as samples from TAG Vodka, Cameron’s Brewery and COBS Bread, massages by Dynamic Chiropractic Health & Wellness Centre and a hole-in-one contest from Mercedes-Benz Burlington. Your generosity is helping to make a tremendous difference in our community.
On another fundraising note, on May 12, Royal LePage offices in every province hosted the 4th Annual Garage Sale for Shelter to raise money to help women and children seeking an escape from family violence. This year’s event raised more than $400,000 and led to a milestone – $1.2 million raised at the National Garage Sale for Shelter since its inception in 2009. One hundred percent of funds raised in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation goes directly to the cause because Royal LePage underwrites the administrative costs and sponsors cover event expenses.
I’m also proud that the Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Oakville, placed third in the nation by raising $19,500.
These are the kind of events that are helping to make our communities better places in which to work, live and raise our families. I’m proud to be part of a generous network of people and have made it my mission to help where I can. I encourage everyone to get involved.
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