More than $100,000 were raised during Sun Youth Annual Golf Tournament and Bike-A-Thon.
For the past 14 years, the Sun Youth Annual Mordy Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament has been a special day where everyone gathers for a great cause. This year’s golf tournament was held at one of Canada’s most renowned golf course, the Elm Ridge Country Club. In addition, Sun Youth hosted, in collaboration with Burovision, its very first Bike-A-Thon which was a great success.
On August 10th, 140 golfers and 30 cyclists, including the Mayor of Pierrefonds, Dimitrios Jim Beis, gathered to support Sun Youth’s Sports and Recreation Programs for children. During this special day, the guests had the opportunity to play golf on the magnificent Elm Ridge golf course or enjoy the picturesque landscape of Île-Bizard by bike. Golfers were treated all day with food from Roma Foods, Emma Boutique Gourmande, Recette en Pots, Les Service de Traiteur M. Gérard, EuroMarché, Importations L. Mara Inc. and gifts from Stokes Inc. Bikers were provided with energy bars by Noble Foods Inc, a bicycle tune-up by Bicycles McW. After the ride, they were invited to take a dip in the pool, and refreshments by Les Brasseurs RJ. Sponsors also included BMW Laval and Mini Laval.
After this beautiful summer day, cyclists and golfers both joined for cocktails and were treated to a delicious supper. As is now the tradition, guests could bet on an array of items at a silent auction while a few selected prizes were offered in a live auction. Both auctions featured various interesting items including sports memorabilia such as an autographed football helmet by former Montreal Alouettes quarterback, Anthony Calvillo, a framed Jackie Robinson autographed photo and a Wayne Gretzky signed Jofa helmet. Thanks to the generosity of all those in attendance, the preliminary financial results indicate that more than $100,000 were raised, which brings the total of collected funds to over $900,000 since the first edition of the tournament.
Special thanks to the tournament partners Des Sources Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Fiat and Burovision for once again renewing their support, as well as the tournaments major sponsors Herzing College, CLV Group, RBC Dominion Securities, Fabricland Distributors Inc., Pipe & Piling Supplies Ltd., Scotiabank, the National Bank of Canada. The event concluded with a raffle featuring this year’s grand prize, a trip for two to Switzerland, courtesy of Lufthansa Group. Our sincere thanks to the organizing committee, sponsors, all golfers and cyclists for their enthusiasm and generosity, special guests Anthony Calvillo and his wife Alexia Calvillo, Hornets alumni Lizanne Murphy, formet Montreal Alouettes’ coach, Jacques Chapdelaine and his wife Kim Chapdelaine, and the spouses of the Montreal Alouettes’ players who all helped make this event a success. Special thanks to Montreal comedian Joey Elias and Jacques Bernard for hosting the evening. Hope to see everyone back next year on August 9th 2018 for the 15th anniversary of Sun Youth’s Golf Tournament.