For the 16th consecutive year, the Mordy Gordon Sun Youth Annual Memorial Golf Tournament brought together dozens of people for a worthy cause in an enchanting setting. The tournament was held at the Elm Ridge Country Club for the third time. In addition to golf, Sun Youth, in collaboration with Burovision, organized the third edition of its Cyclothon, which proved to be a great success with more participants than ever before since its creation.
On August 8th, 140 golfers and 45 cyclists 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 admire the picturesque landscape of Île-Bizard by bike. Golfers were treated all day with food from Boulangerie Marguerita, Les Délices Lafrenaie, EuroMarché, Roma Foods, Emma Boutique Gourmande, Les Service de Traiteur M. Gérard, Importations L. Mara Inc. and gifts from Stokes Inc. Bikers were provided with energy bars by Noble Foods Inc, and a bicycle tune-up by Bicycles MCW. After the ride, they were invited to take a dip in the pool, and enjoy refreshments from Les Brasseurs RJ. Sponsors also included BMW Laval and Deshaies Moto.
After a sunny day spent outside, 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 eye-catching items including a pair of tickets for the Raptors/Warriors basketball game, as well as for the Raptors/Lakers game along with a VIA Rail voucher of a value of 250$. They also had the chance to win tickets for the Habs/Maple Leafs game, and for the Maple Leafs/Senators game. A BMW Bicycle was also among the prizes. Thanks to the generosity of all those in attendance and to the support of all donors, past and present, Sun Youth was able to raise more than $1,000,000 in 16 years.
Special thanks go 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 Fabricland Distributors Inc., Pipe & Piling Supplies Ltd., Trams Property management, Herzing College, the National Bank of Canada and RBC Dominion Securities. The event concluded with a raffle featuring this year’s grand prizes, a $500 prepaid credit card and a Jean Béliveau signed Jersey. Our sincere thanks to the organizing committee, sponsors, all golfers and cyclists for their enthusiasm and generosity, special guests Bob Mironovich, Mayor of Pierrefonds Dimitrios Jim Beis, and Denis Coderre. Special thanks to Montreal comedian Joey Elias and Nicolas Carpentier for hosting the evening. We hope to see everyone back next year for the 17th anniversary of Sun Youth’s Mordy Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament and Cyclothon!