Advantage Charity Classic Golf Tournament for Community Care June 3rd

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Chris Schier of Advantage House Painters Inc. is organizing his third Advantage Charity Classic Golf Tournament which takes place this Saturday, June 3rd in support of Millbrook Community Care.

The tournament is a four-man best ball format, with a shotgun start at 9am. The entry fee of $100 per golfer includes 19 holes of golf, cart, prizes and lunch after the round. Participants can bring their team of four, or sign up individually and be added to an incomplete group in support of this great local cause. Last year’s tournament raised almost $2500 and this year thanks to the generosity of hole sponsors, he hopes to double that number.

Community Care provides a variety of essential services to seniors and adults with physical challenges, empowering them to live at home. The organization offers a wide range of non-medical supports including meals and transportation, in-home services, transition home after hospital stays as well as social and wellness activities. As a non-profit charitable organization, Community Care relies on the generosity and support of their communities. Donations to this organization work locally, empowering our elderly neighbours to remain at home, and with a volunteer to staff ratio exceeding 95%, funds flow directly to their programs. Each Community Care branch must fill the funding gap required to sustain their organization. This tournament will help the Millbrook branch in its efforts to fill the $50,273 funding gap in their 2017 operating budget. While the organization receives funding for roughly 40% of their operations through the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE LHIN) and United Way funding to maintain their services they must generate the difference through fundraising activities, user fees and local grants.

Schier chose to direct the proceeds of this tournament to Community Care because he recognizes the value of the vital programs it provides to our local seniors.   The idea was first suggested by his mother Pat, who has been a volunteer with the Millbrook branch for several years. As a business owner and now a local realtor, Chris appreciates the fact that the money stays in the community and takes some pressure off the more than 70 local volunteers like his mother, allowing them to focus on service delivery to their more than 350 clients.

The last Advantage Charity tournament in 2015 raised significant funds for the organization. Chris hopes to top this amount this year to help Millbrook Community Care to continue its programs and services that enable their clients to live independently in their own homes, where they want to be. For more information or to register, contact Chris at 705-749-7425 or via email at chris@advantagehousepainters.ca.

If you have a team or want to join a team just message Chris with your team info. Community Care will also issue a tax receipt for participants. Thanks and hope to see you out for what is sure to be a great day on the links! KG

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