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Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament a Success! News Release

This year’s Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament in support of the United Way Leeds & Grenville and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario has demonstrated the generosity of people in our region!

The final total raised is $186,367, which also includes funds raised from live and silent auctions. Monies raised will be shared between the two organizations in support of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“We are so pleased to be able to support the great work of the late MP Gord Brown and his family by raising money for the community,” said Trish Buote, Executive Director of United Way Leeds & Grenville. “Gord really set a standard of care and we are thankful for the Brown family’s trust in us to utilize the funds to help sustain important local programs and services for those who most need them. Finally, we were delighted to collaborate with the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, on the event, and welcome back so many volunteers, sponsors and golfers who truly care about our communities”

Darryl Sittler and Rick Vaive were big hits with the crowd, signing memorabilia and being available for lots of selfies.

“Darryl and Rick added to people’s enjoyment of the day and their participation helped to raise money for the Y’s financial assistance program,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is so pleased to have strengthened our partnership with United Way Leeds & Grenville, and on behalf of our two organizations I wish to thank all of the amazing staff and volunteers who made the event a reality. A very special thanks goes to the Brown Family for entrusting the YMCA as a new partnering organizer of the tournament that continues to carry on the legacy of Gord and his charitable efforts.”

The United Way and YMCA wish to thank all the sponsors of the Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament whose support was invaluable to the success of the event.

Canarm Ltd

1,000 Islands Community Development
3M Canada
Arbru Solar Brewery
Barr Homes
Beer Canada
Bell Media
Brown Hospitality Corporation
Burnbrae Farms
BUSL Cider
Choice Hotels
Comfort Inn & Suites (Gananoque-1000 Islands)
Competitive Renovations Inc.
Coons Bath Design
Findlay Foods (Kingston) Ltd.
Gananoque Brewing Company
Gananoque Chevrolet Buick GMC
Gananoque Lions Club
Glen House Resort
Hang Ups Creative Picture Framing
Henderson Digital Marketing & Printing

Greenfield Global Inc.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Gananoque)
Home Hardware Building Centre (Gananoque)
Hucks Marine & Resort
Hybrid Construction Group Ltd.
Ivy Lea Club
Jay Rayner/Assante Wealth Management
Northern Cables Inc.
Pelee Island Winery
Post Media
Pump House Creamery
Secker, Ross & Perry
Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands
Smart Centres Real Estate Invest Trust
Smugglers Glen Golf Course
Starbucks (Gananoque-1000 Islands)
Taylor Sewing Quilt Shop
The Caesar Company
Travelodge (Gananoque-1000 Islands)
United Way Leeds & Grenville
YMCA of Eastern Ontario

About United Way Leeds & Grenville

United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit uwlg.org

About YMCA Eastern Ontario

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is a charity that provides programs and services to improve health and health outcomes, develops leaders, helps build social connections and provides safe, inclusive spaces for

people of all ages. The Y is Canada’s largest provider of childcare with trademarked curricula and offers fitness and other specialized programs including Work Hard Eat Well, Karate and Total Life Care. eo.ymca.ca

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christine Radford
Director, Resource Development

United Way Leeds & Grenville
Phone: 613-342-8889

Colleen Gareau
Director, Marketing & Communication

YMCA Eastern Ontario
Mobile: 613-888-9298