This year marked our 6th golf marathon, the first since 2017, and by all accounts it was a tremendous success. Twenty-eight warriors battled the rain, and there was a lot of it, but it did not deter the golfers. It seemed to challenge them. Everyone golfed at least 72 holes with 7 actually finishing all 100 while playing cart path only. It really was a remarkable day, long and wet, but by the end of the night we raised over $45,000 for mental health and cystic fibrosis.
Congratulations and thank you to all the warriors, pledgers, sponsors and volunteers for your generosity and efforts. Well done!
Next year we will be having our event at Stonebridge, Monday July 31st. We hope to see you there.
This years event was a huge step forward as TSN1200 became our media sponsor and we changed venues from Loch March’s 18-hole course to ClubLink’s GreyHawk 36-hole Golf Club where we played on both the Predator and Talon courses. We also grew our number of Golf Warriors from 36 to 62. The event took place Tuesday, August 2 and was a tremendous success as we raised $75,000 for the Royal Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital Foundations.
We feel that our unique golf marathon is becoming one of Ottawa’s most prestigious charity events which has the potential to raise a minimum $100,000 each year. Although we have a small number of people participating, our reach is huge, as each Golf Warrior reaches out to their friends, family and collegues for pledges. We had over 1,500 people make a pledge in 2016 and that number will only grow as we continue to expand the 100 Holes of Hope Golf Marathon.
The news of our event spread quickly and it didn’t take long before we had a full lineup of 36 golfers. The event was again held at Loch March in Kanata and it was a “Great Day at Loch March”. We decided to expand our reach with our fundraising to include the Royal Ottawa for Mental Health Research. This cause is close to our hearts as well and we discovered that 1 in 5 Canadians will be affected by mental illness during their lifetime. This year we were able to raise $44,000 and divided the total between the two foundations.