Springwater Township / November 13, 2014 – Several community organizations received much needed donations this week as a result of the Springwater Swing – The 8th Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament. The annual event, held in August, raises funds to support initiatives, events and organizations in the local community.
Springwater Sports Heritage, was the recipient of a $10,000 donation which will be used to assist in the creation of an online presence. The Committee formed last year to honour, document and promote the achievements of those whose hard work and dedication has benefited athletics in Springwater,
The Elmvale & District Food Bank and the Barrie Food Bank each received donations of $1,000 respectively. The money will assist the Food Banks in stocking their shelves during the busy holiday season.
“The Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament is a wonderful way to raise money to support our community,” enthuses Mayor Linda Collins. “This year we had less than ideal weather conditions but we had a dedicated group of golfers who stuck it out and battled the wind, rain and cold to raise money for great causes.”
“The Springwater Sports Heritage Committee is grateful for this sizable donation,” states Committee Chair Larry Simpson “Since our inception it has been our mandate to preserve and celebrate Springwater’s impressive sports heritage. This donation will support our goal of creating an internet-based archive to honour and document athletes, memorabilia and stories of the past.”
“As the holiday season approaches, we typically see an increased need for the Food Bank. This donation will help us keep our shelves stocked so we can continue to serve the community,” says John Potts, Elmvale & District Food Bank.
“The Barrie Food Bank relies on both food and financial donations to succeed,” says Peter Sundborg, Executive Director, Barrie Food Bank. “This cheque will provide a much needed boost to ensure that we can meet the needs of our clients.”