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More Than $50,000 Raised Through Golf Tournament
More Than $50,000 Raised Through Golf Tournament

(Pictured above: The "Orange is the New Black" team of David Morrison (left), Jeff Ackerman and Ray Westendorp watch to see if Tracy Staples sinks her putt at the 8th Annual Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament.)

(Morrisburg) – Despite threats of thunderstorms, this year's Champions for Kids Foundation (C4K) golf tournament did not disappoint.

More than $50,000 was raised at the 8th annual tournament – the biggest C4K fundraiser of the year. This amount was raised through registration fees, sponsorships and funds generated through a silent auction at the event.

This year's tournament, held June 30 at the Upper Canada Golf Course in Morrisburg, saw more than 130 participants who enjoyed 18 holes of golf, a barbecue lunch and a prime rib dinner.

Co-chairs Kelty Grant and Rick Gales were thrilled with the amount raised. 

“The support of the UCDSB community is unbelievable!” said Grant. “We are overwhelmed by the positive response from the sponsors, golfers and volunteers. It is amazing to be an integral part of a community that cares, and we are proud to have made a difference.”

“It is the sponsors, players and volunteers who support the foundation that make this event happen,” said Gales. “Each year we ask people to help out and they are always there to support the foundation.

“The generosity of the people and organizations in Upper Canada is tremendous. They are called upon by many different groups and they find a way of helping as much as they can. It is very gratifying to live in a community where people matter.”

The tournament's winning foursome included event newcomers Travis Brennan, Mitchell Grange, Pat Lindsay and Phil Nihmey with a score of 53. Additional winners include:

· Men's Longest Drive: Dustin Drury

· Women's Longest Drive: Patty Gollogly

· Men's Closest to the Hole: John Thomas

· Women's Closest to the Hole: Jen Fullarton

· Putting Contest: Nancy Simpson

Next year's tournament, co-chaired by Andrew Pratt and Paul LeRoy, will be held July 5, 2016 at eQuinelle Golf Club in Kempville.

C4K is a charity formed in January 2008 to discreetly help level the playing field for our local children and their families.

Although our main focus is to assist families in allowing their children to participate in sports, arts and other fun activities outside of school hours, we also meet 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.

Co-Chairs Rick Gales and Kelty Grant with C4K President Carole Dufort

(Pictured above: C4K President Carole Dufort (centre) recognizes the hard work of event co-chairs Rick Gales and Kelty Grant.)

Photo of the Winning Team

(Pictured above: The overall winning team included Pat Lindsay (left), Phil Nihmey, Mitchell Grange and Travis Brennan.)

For more photographs from the day, please visit the C4K Facebook Page.

For more information, please call:

Kelty Grant


Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament


[email protected]


Rick Gales


Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament

[email protected]

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