Golf Québec reports that their 10th annual Fundraiser Tournament was a huge success. Held this year at Club Laval-sur-le-Lac on October 3rd, the event saw Pierre Pomerleau, President and Chief Executive of Pomerleau, and Vincent Damphousse, former star centerman of the Montréal Canadiens, act as Co-Presidents.
The day was the feature event to finish off the “From School to the Golf Club” fundraiser with the end result being a collection of $75,754 for the cause.
“Our Honorary Co-Presidents accepted the challenge raised by Golf Québec with great enthusiasm. Both of them share a passion for the game of golf. True to high standards in their professional lives, these inspired gentlemen were committed to making a difference and facilitating the transition of children to our golf clubs. They truly were instrumental to the great success of this fundraiser,” confided Jean-Pierre Beaulieu, Executive Director of Golf Québec.
Golf Quebec says the collected funds will be used to pursue the initiatives that facilitate the transition of children from their Golf in Schools introduction program to actually playing at the golf club. This is done through golf professional visitations in teaching establishments, CN Future Links Field Trips to the club, and Golfmobile outings. Through ten editions of the fundraiser, over $627,000 has been collected to promote the development of new young golfers.
“It is a great feeling and extremely motivating to see that so many participants come back every year to play in our Fundraiser Tournament. It is a sure sign that the golf industry and business community are working hand in hand to promote the game of golf and maintain its status as the sport that has the highest level of participation in the country,” explained Marcel Paul Raymond, Golf Québec President.