THUNDER BAY – Business – Heading out for a round of 18 holes usually guarantees a good time – but knowing that you’re playing for a specific cause certainly provides an added reason to participate.
Each year at the Central Canada Industries Charity Classic, 100 golfers come together and this year, they chose to support three areas of healthcare – the Centre for Complex Diabetes Care at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, the Northern Cardiac Fund (providing funds for world-class cardiac care) and the Northern Cancer Fund (providing funds for exceptional cancer care).
President of Central Canada Industries, Wayne Maunula remarked, “I’m very proud to give back to the community that supports our group of companies. We have 70 sponsors for this tournament, 40 of which come into Thunder Bay from across Canada and the USA. It’s due to their ongoing generosity that we’re able to bring the dollars to the Health Sciences Foundation to ensure we have access to leading-edge healthcare.”
At this year’s event, golfers enjoyed a catered lunch by Fox on the Run, 18 holes of golf at Whitewater Golf Course, Apres’ Golf with white wine and appetizers, followed by a Surf and Turf supper. Altogether, the 2013 Event brought in $20,000; for an 11 year total of $102,000.00.
“We’re incredibly fortunate to have excellent healthcare here in the Northwest,” commented Maunula. “I’m grateful that we can continue our support through this tournament. We’re already looking forward to next year.”