Golf Tournament wins Chamber President's Award

The Canadian Tire Rotary Golf Classic has been named recipient of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce President’s Award.

The annual event has raised more than $500,000 over the past five years for various Rotary-supported projects.

“The continuous success of this annual event and their consistent hard work and dedication over the last years is the reason that I am delighted to give this special and prestigious recognition to the Rotary Clubs of Brockville,” chamber President Laura Good stated in a release issued last Thursday.

The president’s award was established in 2009 and is not necessarily presented each year. The Rotary event is the fourth recipient.

In partnership with Canadian Tire Brockville, Rotary Brockville’s fun, fund-raising golf tournament has become one of the premier golf tournaments in the community. Funds raised for local and international Rotary projects have more than tripled in size, growing from $48,000 raised in 2012, to $165,000 raised last July.

With the help of Canadian Tire, Rotary Brockville has raised over $500,000 over the past number of years, supporting the following projects:
• Rotary Park - $200,000
• Sherwood Park Manor - $100,000
• Canadian Tire Brockville Jumpstart - $83,000
• Camp Merrywood - $35,250
• Canadian Aide for Chernobyl - $35,000
• Secondary School Graduation Bursaries - $16,100
• PolioPlus - $14,000
• Easter Seals (sponsor a child to go to Camp Merrywood) - $12,000
• YMCA CampKids - $10,500
• ShelterBoxes - $10,000
• Sponsoring Secondary School Students for Rotary Adventures Programs- $9,000
• Guyana Project - $5,500
In addition, Rotary Brockville supports many other local organizations with smaller donations.
Current Rotary Brockville commitments include funding for the Brockville Railway Tunnel, the Aquatarium, and completing renovations of the Rotary Field House at Memorial Park.