Tournament to assist Mapleton family

A nearby community is offering residents of the Mapleton area an opportunity to continue helping  a local family whose son is battling leukemia.

On July 25 the 4th Annual Kylie’s Care Golf Tournament will be held on the links at Brookfield Golf Club in Cambridge.

The initial purpose of the tournament was to raise funds to help with Kylie Hass’s care after she was diagnosed at age two with leukemia.

In 2014, after two years of chemotherapy treatments, Kylie received her final treatment and has been cancer-free for one year.

The tournament continues and this year the committee has welcomed Evan and the Conway family of Drayton into their extended family.

Three-year-old Evan was diagnosed in 2014 with the same leukemia as Kylie and he continues treatment on a weekly basis at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton.

“My granddaughter Kylie beat this cancer and we understand the struggle Evan’s family is facing as they fight this battle together. This year we are honoured to support the Conway family with monies raised from the tournament,” said committee member Pat Singleton.

Over 40 golfers participate in the tournament with new teams joining each year. The committee is looking for golfers, hole sponsors and donations of prizes. Tax receipts will be issued with donations going to Ronald McDonald House, where the Hass and Conway families stayed during their time at McMaster Hospital.

“We wish another family did not have to endure the pain and emotions our family experienced,” said Singleton.

“This tournament gives our family an opportunity to pay it forward and say thank you to everyone who played a role in Kylie’s progress.”

Fees are $85 per golfer and the day begins at 10am.

For more information call Pat Singleton at 519-622-6550 ext 103, visit Care or email  Ken Hass at