Teeing off for the Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament
Mark your calendars for this year’s Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 16 at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course, nestled in the beautiful Thousand Islands region. This golf tournament celebrates the late MP Gord Brown and recognizes his tremendous work on behalf of people in most need in our region.
United Way Leeds & Grenville and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are again collaborating on the event with money raised going into local programming, ensuring that our community continues to receive support provided by both charities.
“This tournament really signifies the commitment between the YMCA Eastern Ontario and United Way Leeds & Grenville to help make our community stronger and more resilient and to help bring the late Gord Brown’s vision of a healthier community come to fruition.”
~ Trish Buote, United Way Executive Director.
The current economic climate, following the mental health and social isolation effects of the pandemic, has put pressure on many in our community and anyone already struggling is particularly challenged during this time.
“The United Way and the YMCA provide and support programs that directly impact people in our region,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “At the Y, we’ve seen the need for our services grow. One in five Y memberships is supported through our financial assistance program, which is funded through the generosity of donors. Last year, donors funded 469 weeks of summer camp, over 2,200 meals for our Work Hard Eat Well program and 1,900 visits to our seniors’ Mobile Y program, as examples. Community support really makes a difference in people’s lives.”
The late MP Gord Brown’s family is extremely happy to support this year’s golf tournament and is proud to continue Gord’s legacy of giving back to our community. Gord would have made it his mission to ensure that we rallied so that everyone can thrive. Participating in, or sponsoring this event is a way to make this vision possible.
Gord’s eldest son Chance and his brother Jeff will be honorary co-chairs for the event.
Golfers of all levels can support a worthy cause and enjoy a beautiful course – and have the opportunity to golf with a famous sports personality or two.