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Warden’s Golf Tournament raises funds for regional mental health initiatives


Midhurst/ September 15, 2017 – Community supporters joined Warden Gerry Marshall at the Midland Golf and Country Club yesterday for the 13th Annual Warden's Golf Tournament in support of regional mental health initiatives, including training and youth mental health programs.

This year's tournament raised approximately $40,000. This is the start of a larger campaign and partnership with area organizations, such as Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, focused on supporting regional mental health needs in Simcoe County.

"I'm thankful to all our generous sponsors and participants for supporting this important cause," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "We are all impacted in some capacity by mental illness, as it's estimated that one in five Canadians experience a mental health or addiction problem each year. The growing impact on our youth is extremely concerning and I'm proud that we are working with area partners and communities to make a lasting impact for those suffering from this illness." 

The success of the Warden's Golf Tournament as the first step in our campaign and partnership to support mental health initiatives in Simcoe County was made possible by community supporters and sponsors, including:

  • Gold Sponsors: R J Burnside and Associates Limited; Cowan Company; DeCast; Medical Pharmacies; Nottawasaga Inn; Geranium Corporation; and Cortel Group
  • Silver Sponsors: Town of Innisfil; Sargeant Hub International; Ainley Group
  • Bronze Sponsors: Walker Aggregates
  • Special Challenges Sponsors: Closest to the Pin sponsors: Lett Architects and Greenland Group Companies; Longest Drive sponsors: Pat Lalonde Fencing and the Jones Consulting Group; Hole in One Sponsors: Paul Sadlon Motors and Investors Group

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Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)