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Friendship Golf raises $44,000 for our neighbours in need

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It was a rainy day, filled with its share of wild weather, but that didn’t stop the golfers from taking to the links at both Grand Valley Golf and Country Club and Doon Valley Golf Course on Wednesday, July 12 for the 22nd annual Friendship Golf Tournament.

More than 150 golfers and 30-plus volunteers came together for this special event, raising $44,000 to support House of Friendship’s four key areas of service: Shelter and Supportive Housing, Addiction Services, Food Hampers and Community Development.

In addition, golfers enjoyed a fabulous meal provided at Grand Valley, followed by a live auction featuring donated items from local businesses.

Golfers also had the chance to hear from Greg, one of the men who has benefitted from House of Friendship’s men’s residential addiction treatment program offered at 174 King Street North. Greg’s story has been featured as part of Close to Home, a capital campaign that has the goal of improving the delivery of men’s residential addiction treatment services in Waterloo Region.

Close to Home aims to raise $3 million with this goal in mind, and, was officially launched earlier this year at House of Friendship’s Annual General Meeting, held on June 21.

At Friendship Golf, golfers had the chance to “Fund Belonging” after hearing Greg’s story, and donated a further $6,600 towards the Close to Home capital campaign.

We thank all golfers, volunteers, sponsors and supporters of this annual event, and look forward to seeing you again at next year’s Friendship Golf, set for Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Find out more by visiting our Friendship Golf page.

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