Carleton Place – The 11th annual Champions for Kids Foundation Golf Tournament Tuesday raised over $55,000 for the Foundation.
Organizers have indicated that the tournament raised one of the highest totals of any Champions for Kids tournament held so far.
“We’re ecstatic,” said tournament Co-Chair Casey Nelson. “We are so thankful to the golfers who supported us and the many volunteers who came together to help make our tournament a success.
“These funds will help children in our communities enjoy sports and the arts, support medical and other needs, and make their childhood better.”
The overall winner at the event was the Saltillo Tile and Stone team, which included Ryan Welsh, Ottawa Senator Cody Ceci, Ottawa Senator Mark Stone and Ryan Hicks.
The tournament attracted 110 golfers to the Mississippi Golf Club near Carleton Place who enjoyed a barbecued lunch, 18 holes of golf, a silent auction featuring signed NHL memorabilia, a barbecue, green fee packages for area courses, gift baskets, outdoor furniture, and other items.
A live auction included a signed Eric Karlsson Ottawa Senators’ jersey which sold for $500, autographed hockey sticks, a small fridge, and more.
Preparations are underway for the 2019 tournament, to be held at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.