For immediate release | 29 September 2016
On August 25, 2016 the Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) held its first annual golf tournament at the Shelburne Golf & Country Club. The golf tournament, one of DBOT’s four marquee networking events of the year, welcomed over seventy golfers and dinner guests who were invited to participate in the silent and live auction benefitting the Headwaters Health Care Foundation.
The auctions raised $4,207.25 for the Foundation which was presented today at the Headwaters Health Care Centre. Upon receiving the donation, Nicole Hand of the Foundation said “The funds raised at the DBOT tournament will support the priority needs at the hospital, which at this time will help us to fill the brand new Ambulatory Care Expansion currently under construction. This new space will house our brand new chemotherapy department as well as specialty clinics like orthopaedics and plastics. These larger clinics will allow for more patients to receive their treatments closer to home.”
The Headwaters Health Care Foundation is the fundraising arm of Headwaters Health Care Centre. Their commitment is to help provide the best care, secure and maintain the best partners, and to ensure the best health of our community. As the government does not provide funding for the purchase of new equipment, the dedicated staff and the Board of Directors of the Headwaters Health Care Foundation work within the community to raise money to fill this gap. The Dufferin Board of Trade recognized the importance of the Foundation’s work and it was chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s golf tournament.
The auction items were generously donated by local businesses and businesspeople who operate in the greater Dufferin area. Joe Andrews, Chair of the Dufferin Board of Trade stated, “It was remarkable to see the generosity of the Dufferin business community, and to see everyone come together to support such a worthy cause. The DBOT office was filled with items donated from businesses large and small to help raise money for the Foundation. All our sponsors should be very proud of the role they played in benefitting the greater good in our community”.
The full list of sponsors for the 1st Annual Dufferin Board of Trade Golf Tournament can be found at dufferinbot.ca.
For further information please contact:
Diana Morris, General Manager, Dufferin Board of Trade
Office: 519-941-0490 extension 202