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Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament Is In Full Swing - February 13, 2012

Contact: Mayor Dave Barrow, 905-771-2493,

Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament Is In Full Swing
Committee selects three recipient charities for 2012 tournament
RICHMOND HILL – On behalf of the Mayor’s Charity Golf Committee, Mayor Dave Barrow announced that the recipient charities of the 19th Annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament proceeds will be Bereaved Families of York Region, DeafBlind Ontario and The Salvation Army. 

“Although it’s not quite golf weather yet, over the past few months the Mayor’s Charity Golf Committee has already been busy advertising, interviewing and selecting charities for the 2012 tournament being held on June 18,” said Mayor Barrow. “We have selected charities that help Richmond Hill residents directly with their programs. Through the interview process it is evident these charities are passionate about their mandates and bettering the lives of Richmond Hill residents!”

Bereaved Families of York Region is an association of families and individuals who provide volunteer bereavement support services to children, teens, families and individuals grieving the death of a loved one. They strive to ensure that every individual grieving a loss has access to caring and compassionate help through loss-specific support groups, one-on-one sessions, telephone support, information packages, children's bereavement group and ‘Missing Pieces’ workshops for youth as well as group facilitator training with its volunteers. 

DeafBlind Ontario was founded in 1989 and is now the largest not-for-profit organization providing residential and other specialized services to adults who are deafblind across the province. The organization provides its clients who are deafblind with community-based housing, Intervenor services, independent living skills and work experience, enabling them to live more independently.

The Salvation Army exists to meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the Richmond Hill community and beyond. To accomplish this, The Salvation Army is fully engaged in a myriad of partnerships so that together with the community they may discern the most prevalent needs and meet those needs. Quite often the outflow of its mission has volunteers working alongside marginalized families and youth ‘at risk’ throughout Richmond Hill. The services that they provide are nondiscriminatory and their actions are guided by compassion, respect, excellence, integrity, relevance, co-operation and celebration.

To address the charitable needs of Richmond Hill, a committee of Town staff and community volunteers came together 19 years ago to form the Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament. Three years ago the tournament reached a fundraising milestone of $1 million, which has been distributed to 38 local charitable groups over the tournament history. 

For further information about the 19th Annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Risa Healey, Community Liaison Coordinator, at 905-771-5489 or
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