MINTO – The ninth annual Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Aug. 8 at Pike Lake Golf Centre.
The organizing committee is looking for applications from non-profit organizations in Minto to receive a share of the proceeds. The application process, now open, will close on April 8.
Organizations receiving funds should fit into one of three categories: community betterment, service club or sports club.
Over the past eight years, the Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament has raised $85,000 and has assisted over 30 local groups with their financial expenses or community events. Last year three organizations benefited from the proceeds: North for Youth, Minto Dance Academy and Canada Packers Reunion 2018.
Previous funds have been used to beautify local downtowns, purchase sports equipment, fundraise for a refugee family and helped Boy Scouts attend the Canadian Jamboree.
“We look forward to supporting and assisting our local groups again this year,” organizers state in a press release.
At the March 5 council meeting, Mayor George Bridge noted groups have already expressed interest in receiving funds from the event.
“I’m ready to hit the links,” the mayor stated.
For information or to apply for proceeds, call 519-338-2511, visit www.town.minto.on.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.