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MAYOR'S GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $179,000 FOR UNITED WAY

The idea for the Mayor’s Golf tournament for the United Way came out of a desire to do more. Mayor Krantz is a charter member of the United Way, and the idea came out of a conversation with former Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Mario Belvedere. “Mario suggested that we (and that includes me)
The idea for the Mayor’s Golf tournament for the United Way came out of a desire to do more. Mayor Krantz is a charter member of the United Way, and the idea came out of a conversation with former Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Mario Belvedere. “Mario suggested that we (and that includes me) step up to the plate and do more,” Krantz explained. The United Way has been hosting a golf tournament for 23 years, which has been The Mayor’s Golf Tournament for the last 16. This year’s edition took place September 8, 2016 at Granite Ridge Golf Club on a warm, sunny day.
 
Local businesses share the Mayor’s attitude. Roxul fielded a team that included North American Government Affairs & Corporate Communications Manager Leslie McLaren. United Way reaches out to every piece of the community. The agency contributes to 26 different agencies including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Girls Inc. of Halton, and Acclaim Health. Roxul is also the major sponsor for the annual Big Red Run, happening October 2, 2016.
 
For Union Gas it’s about giving back where you live. “If we can make it a more healthy, vibrant place for people to live and work in,” District Manager Mark Emanuel said of his team’s presence at the tournament. The United Way invested $488,000 to help 250,000 Miltonians last year.
 
Mayor Krantz credits the volunteers, and the business community with making it a success. “Businesses both big, small, and everything in between really step up to the plate and contribute to a real fun day here,” he said. “It brings community and business together,” Mclaren said of the event. This year the event raised $179,000. To find out more about the United Way including their member agencies, and how to volunteer visit their website at: www.miltonunitedway.ca
 

 

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