Children and Teens Emerge as Winners at 9th Annual Community Living Mississauga Golf Classic
More than 210 golfers helped make a difference in the lives of children and teens who have an intellectual disability by participating in the 9th Annual Community Living Mississauga Golf Classic at the Lion Head Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, August 28th.
The tournament raised more than $88,000 for unfunded summer camp programs which enable children and teens supported by Community Living Mississauga to actively participate in a variety of summer camp programs offered throughout the city.
“We were excited about the move to Lion Head and the opportunity to welcome more golfers to participate in this fantastic event,” said Greg Symons, Tournament Chair. “The logistics of running a tournament with more than 200 golfers on two courses took a lot of work, but everything went smoothly and the golfers had a great day.”
A major factor in the success of the event was the more than 40 volunteers from Scotiabank and Baxter International Inc. The volunteers monitored on-course activities, facilitated the putting contest and help organize the evening’s raffle.
The Team Scotia Community Program was established to allow bank employees to form teams of volunteers to support worthy causes in their community.
“By enlisting our small army of over 30 Scotiabank and ScotiaMcLeod volunteers we were able to maximize the bank’s contribution and qualified for the highest level of a $15,000 matching donation which has helped make the event a huge success,” said Symons who works out of ScotiaMcleod's Mississauga branch.
According to Community Living Mississauga’s Executive Director, Keith Tansley, the annual tournament is an event that participants mark on their calendars well in advance.
“Each year we get so much positive feedback about the tournament and people want to register for the following year’s tournament right away,” said Tansley. “With next year being the 10th anniversary of the event, I’m sure golfers will have the last Tuesday in August circled in their calendars, because it will be a tournament they won’t want to miss.”
Rotaract Club of Mississauga Supports Community Living Mississauga
Himali Tadwalkar, President of the Rotaract Club of Mississauga (centre), and Callum Peever, Past-President (left), recently presented Community Living Mississauga's Executive Director, Keith Tansley, with a donation of nearly $2000.
The funds for this donation through the Rotaract Ribfest Raffle of 2011. The tickets were sold at various events throughout Mississauga, including the Mississauga Rotary Ribfest, Streetsville's Bread and Honey Festival and Canada Day Celebration, Rotary Lobsterfest, and more.
The Rotaract Club of Mississauga is an international and local volunteer service and professional
development organization of students and young professionals from 18 to 30 years of age. It is a
non-governmental non-profit organization affiliated with the Rotary Club of Mississauga committed to 'Fellowship through Service' which provides young adults with opportunities to foster leadership and responsible citizenship, and to promote international peace and understanding.
Rotaract is committed to making a difference locally and globally through service projects that help those less fortunate. Our Rotaract club not only provides the opportunity for members to make a difference, but also to build confidence, refine leadership skills, network, and engage in professional development activities.
To learn more about the Rotaract Club of Mississauga, please visit their web site at www.rotaractmississauga.com.