YMCA of Eastern Ontario

Building healthy communities

Back to News
Todd Gill Joining Forces with the Y and United Way at the Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament News Release

Brockville and Kingston, ON: The United Way of Leeds and Grenville and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are pleased to announce another guest celebrity for the Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament: former defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Todd Gill! Todd will be joining Larry Robinson for the special event.

Todd Gill was born in Cardinal and spent 19 seasons in the NHL. He played offense, playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs for 10 years, including the 1992-1993 season when the Leafs made the conference finals with Gill scoring 43 points. His hockey career included playing for the San Jose Sharks as well as for Phoenix, Detroit, Colorado, and Chicago. The last stop in his playing career was with the German Oberliga. After retiring, Gill became a junior hockey coach, first for the Brockville Braves (2005 to 2011) and then the Kingston Frontenacs (2011 to 2014).

We are so happy to have Todd join us for this important fundraising event,” said Trish Buote, United Way Executive Director. “As someone from this area, Todd understands the community and the role the United Way and the Y play in helping our most vulnerable citizens live a better quality of life. Todd will make our event even more exciting!”

Rob Adams, CEO of the YMCA of Eastern Ontario said: “When someone donates their time to help us raise money for people in need, it’s really a boost to the event and our community. We are thrilled that Todd has chosen to this fundraiser held in honour of Gord Brown. I am fortunate to know Todd and his participation speaks volumes about his understanding of community need and his desire to help.”

The Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament is an event of the United Way Leeds and Grenville and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario; all money raised will go directly into programs offered locally, ensuring that our community continues to receive support and programming provided by both charities.

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. Participating in, or sponsoring this event is a way to make Gord’s vision possible.

Although the tournament is already sold out, there are a few sponsorship opportunities available. For information, please visit the website or contact Christine Radford at christine.radford@uwlg.org.

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 www.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 and Total Life Care. www.eo.ymca.ca


If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact:

Christine Radford

Director, Resource Development

United Way Leeds & Grenville




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

Colleen Gareau

Director, Marketing & Communication

YMCA Eastern Ontario