As seen in Good Work News, September 2012
By Dave Thomas
The dark clouds parted just in time to make a beautiful sunny day for the 23rd Annual Golf Tournament for The Working Centre and St. John’s Kitchen on August 15.
Success on the green meant we raised $18,000 to support our operations, through the participation of returning community sponsors CAW Canada and Lear Corporation, patron sponsor MTD, 28 hole sponsors, almost 100 prize donors and a full slate of golfers.
As always, much of the event’s success can be attributed to the efforts of our organizing committee members: Chris Riehl, UA 527 Plumbers and Steamfitters; Frank Curnew, Labour Program of Waterloo Region; Fred Walker, Bingemans; Tim Mitchell, Paul Roeder and Jim Woods, CAW.
Steve Morrison, Chris Riehl, Boyd Soper and Ron Guse were the top foursome. The top women’s group was Janis Turenne, Kim Carter, Cheryl Mederios and Maureen Kirinic. As the top mixed foursome, Bruce Davidson, Jeanette Davidson, Brian Bledsoe and Bob Servo also received trophies.
As always, there were great prize opportunities for the players. There were winners in the closest to the keg, closest to the pin, longest drive and putting contests. The raffle and a special draw for a beer fridge were also quite successful. As in past years, though, no one was fortunate enough to hit a hole-in-one on any of the three $10,000 holes.
Committee member Tim Mitchell summed it up best when he said the day was a combination of “fun, friendship and supporting a good cause.”