Sunny skies and generosity

The 24th Annual United Way Winnipeg Golf Tournament saw sunny skies and a lot of generosity on Wednesday at the beautiful Bel Acres Golf & Country Club.

More than 140 golfers on 36 teams took part in the Texas Scramble tournament.

Together they were able to raise more than ever – over $133,000 to support United Way’s work with a network of programs and agencies that help thousands of Winnipeggers each year.

After the golfing Ron Brown, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg, shared the story of a 12-year-old boy who was able fulfill his dream of going to a Winnipeg Jets game through United Way’s Dream Seats program. The youngster got to watch the Jets beat the Edmonton Oilers in overtime and a Jets player gave him a team-signed stick – something he now treasures.

The annual golf tournament could not happen without the effort of a fantastic volunteer committee that works very hard to make the day a success.

The tournament also could not happen without the support of many wonderful sponsors.

A special thank you to Rogers, the Title Sponsor; MNP LLP and CIBC, Tee Gift Sponsors; Samsung, Dinner Sponsor; The Fairmont Winnipeg, Lunch Sponsor; Birchwood Automotive Group, Putting Green Sponsor; Johnston Group, Golf Cart Sponsor, Vins Philippe Dandurand Wines, the Wine Sponsor; and thank you to ALL of our sponsors for their generous support.

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