The 21st annual Heart and Stroke Golf tournament

By Nick Seebruch

Published on June 16, 2017

The Heart and Stroke Golf Tournament organizing committee. Back row from left-to-right: Alex MacDougall, Robert Wolak, Marc St. Jacques, Gregor Campbell, Valerie Pelletier and Jason Jesmer. Front row from left-to-right: Lynn Kenner and Sue Jesmer. Missing: Ashley Manwell.

CORNWALL, Ontario - The 21st annual Heart and Stroke Golf Tournament will be teeing off on Friday, July 28 at the Cornwall Golf and Country Club.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation expect to have 30 foursomes out on the green that day. It is $500 for a foursome to sign-up and $125 for an individual.

The Foundation is hoping to raise about $10, 000 for their programs through this important fundraiser.

"This event really ties our community together," said Ashley Manwell, one of the tournament organizers. "Its a great way heart and stroke can use the support of the community."

There will be a silent auction along with prizes for things like the Longest Drive and the male and female putting competitions. Manwell says she hopes they can give a prize to each foursome.

At some holes, there will also be educational quizes on the importance of heart health and on learning the signs of heart attack or stroke.

"Its a way to get them thinking about their own health," said Manwell.

At one whole, there will also be a blood pressure test.