Sutton Creek Golf Club

Community Living Essex County pleased with 2017 golf tournament

 

 

By RTT Staff

 

Community Living Essex County (CLEC) held its 27th annual Charity Golf Classic last week and were happy with the results.

The tournament, held last Thursday at Sutton Creek Golf Club in McGregor, drew fewer golfers this year (126) than last year (143) but manager of community relations and resource development Tony DeSantis said CLEC is still hopeful of reaching its $20,000 goal.

“I think we made more than last year because have more corporate sponsors,” said DeSantis.

CLEC made $18,000 from the 2016 Charity Golf Classic.

While the tournament was open to all interested golfers, part of the event was the Municipal Cup competition between the participating Essex County municipalities. Leamington – comprised of Mayor John Paterson, CAO Peter Neufeld, Brian Humphrey and Ward Hutchins – repeated as Municipal Cup champions by beating two Kingsville teams as well as teams from Amherstburg, LaSalle and Lakeshore.

Team Amherstburg was comprised of Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, Councillor Leo Meloche, fire chief Bruce Montone and retired fire chief Al Reaume.

Community Living Essex County held its annual golf tournament last Thursday at Sutton Creek Golf Club in McGregor. Leamington repeated as winners of the “Municipal Cup” portion of the tournament, which was a competition between Essex County municipalities. From left: Leamington CAO Peter Neufeld, Brian Humphrey, Leamington Mayor John Paterson, Ward Hutchins.

Community Living Essex County held its annual golf tournament last Thursday at Sutton Creek Golf Club in McGregor. Leamington repeated as winners of the “Municipal Cup” portion of the tournament, which was a competition between Essex County municipalities. From left: Leamington CAO Peter Neufeld, Brian Humphrey, Leamington Mayor John Paterson, Ward Hutchins.

Community Living Essex County is grateful to the municipalities, DeSantis added, noting CLEC operates in each of the seven county municipalities. He noted Amherstburg’s re-entry into the Municipal Cup portion of the tournament and said it was DiCarlo’s first year in the tournament.

“We wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of the communities,” said DeSantis.

DeSantis called this year’s tournament “a positive experience” and believed people left happy with the day. He paid tribute to long time volunteer Fred Mitchell, who not only golfed, but recruited golfers and sponsorships. The team of volunteers was also thanked with the volunteers and golfers also recognized by board of directors 2nd vice president Sue Desjarlais and CLEC director of operations Karen Bolger.

A final fundraising total will be announced in the coming weeks.

Community Living Essex County supports over 650 people with an intellectual disabilities and their families. For more information on the agency, visit www.communitylivingessex.org.

26th annual Charity Golf Classic welcomes participants

 

Special to the RTT

Community Living Essex County is pleased to announce that its 26th Annual Charity Golf Classic will be held at Sutton Creek Golf Club Thursday, July 14 with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

All proceeds from the annual golf tournament benefit Community Living Essex County in support of people with an intellectual disability and their families across Essex County.

Highlights of the best ball scramble tournament will include a live and silent auction for items including Detroit Tiger tickets. Prizes will be awarded to teams with the best overall low gross and best mixed foursome and best ladies team low scores prizes will also be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin and more.

All participants will receive a prize.

CLEC golf

As part of tournament, Community Living Essex County has again invited municipalities from across Essex County to participate in the 8th Annual Municipal Golf Challenge. Municipalities will again be vying for both the “Municipal Cup” and bragging rights for the municipality with the lowest overall team score. The town of LaSalle will again attempt to defend their 2015 title.

Community Living Essex County welcomes the community to join in the fun and golf for a great cause.

To register for the tournament, or to find out more about outstanding sponsorship opportunities call Tony DeSantis Manager of Community Relations at 519-776-6483, ext 246, or e-mail him at tony@communitylivingessex.org.

Details’, including registration information is also available online at www.communitylivingessex.org. Go to Charity Golf Classic under the “Events” section of the website.

Last year nearly $15,000 was raised for Community Living largely in part due to the generous support of local corporate sponsors from across Essex County.