The Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall felt the strong support of the communtiy at their annual Golf Tournament fundraiser.
Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Jaquie Richards said that 152 golfers played at the event and over 100 local businesses gave their support.
“Our community is special in that it embraces our young people,” Richards said. “They look at it as an investment in the future.”
Richards said that the money raised today will be used directly to support local youth.
“Everything raised goes right back into our programs,” she said. “We especially use this money for teen programs which are hard to find funding for.”
Some of the programs that the money raised will support include sports programs, cooking, and especially education and leadership programs.
Richards said that the children of the Boys and Girls Club will get their own say in how the money is spent.
“We think its important to get input from the youth on what programs they want,” she said.
Two of the title sponsors of the golf tournament were Tim Hortons and Scotiabank.
Local Tim Horton’s franchise owner Darryn McPhail said that this cause is very important to the community.
“The work this club does is so impressive,” McPhail said. “We need to keep this club going. For some kids, its the only place they can go to experience new opportunities.”
Local hockey star Jesse Winchester was on hand at the golf tournament as well and has supported the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall since day one.
“Hockey was my Boys and Girls Club,” Winchester said. “I support this group because I believe every kid should have those opportunities.”