Over 40 children sponsored for the Send a Kid to Camp Initiative | uOttawa Gee-Gees

Over 40 children sponsored for the Send a Kid to Camp Initiative

Tuesday August 4, 2015
Marc Schryburt, Lenny Sabourin, men, Michel Drapeau, Steve Berneque and another men holding a 6000$ cheque.

This year marks the 25th year that Sports Services organizes a golf tournament for the University community. Previously called the Zany Challenge, the tournament is now called Sports and Protection Services Golf Tournament. Protection Services kindly invited Sports Services to merge their Golf Tournament with theirs in July of 2014, seeing as the Zany Challenge scheduled in June, had to be cancelled due to course flooding. This collaboration turned out to be a great success and the merge will now be an ongoing partnership for years to come!

For the second year in a row, Sports Services has partnered with Protection Services to put on this event for which the proceeds of the tournament go to the Employee giving program - "Send a kid to Camp". This program raises funds to allow children from families in the community who demonstrate financial need to have the opportunity to participate in a Gee-Gees sport camp.

This year's tournament at the Hammond Golf and Country Club on July 30th 2015, raised $6500, which will sponsor over 40 children to participate in a Gee-Gees sport camp. Mathieu Fleury, the local Ottawa City Councillor of Rideau-Vanier (Ward 12), helped refer kids from his district for the initiative.

We would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to the success of the event and hope to see you again in the years to come!

Please visit the Photo Gallery of the 2015 edition.