Mayor’s Golf Tournament raises $32,954 for four charities

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Huntsville Mayor Scott Aitchison gathered organizing members of the Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament Committee, tournament sponsors and beneficiaries at Partners Hall at the Algonquin Theatre today and announced which groups would be getting a share of the $32,954 raised from the tournament.

I gotta say as a new mayor you never really know how these things are going to go and when the business community comes forward to support it, it’s a relief frankly. Huntsville Mayor Scott Aitchison

Aitchison said sports and healthy living was the theme associated with the recipients chosen as beneficiaries of the tournament this year. They are: Canadian Tire Jump Start Foundation, which helps kids become involved in sport; Huntsville Curling Club, which ran the silent auction at the tournament and is working towards building a new curling facility; Dara Howell Women in Sport Foundation, helping young women become involved with sports; and Ironman Muskoka Experience Committee, which Aitchison said has helped market Huntsville throughout the world.

He thanked Devonleigh Homes for the company’s support as tournament title sponsor, Lovegrove Construction as gold sponsor, Fowler Construction as title sponsor, and Tulloch Engineering for being gold sponsor.

Huntsville Mayor Scott Aitchison, second from left, thanks his organizing committee for a successful charity golf tournament. From left, Alison Withey, Trisha Lupton-Kruusmagi and Myke Malone.

Huntsville Mayor Scott Aitchison, second from left, thanks his organizing committee for a successful charity golf tournament. From left, Alison Withey, Trisha Lupton-Kruusmagi and Myke Malone.

Aitchison described Devonleigh Homes as the relative newcomers to the area who have been excellent corporate citizens who contribute significantly to the community. “They are doing absolutely incredible things in our community. Growing it, developing it but not just developing it but developing it in a really, really special way with excellent product and good value,” he said.

He said Lovegrove Construction does not generally get involved in events such as the Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament, “but they said because it was me they would and I’m like ‘that’s really kind, thanks guys.’ I guess it helps to grow up with some of these guys.” Next, Aitchison thanked Fowler Construction.

“I used to work at Fowler Construction so it’s a miracle they supported my tournament really,” quipped Aitchison who described the company as reshaping the face of Muskoka.

They’ve built Muskoka and their former owner, now passed away Bruce Evans, is no stranger to the development community as well. Aitchison

He also spoke about Tulloch Engineering and said he’s glad they’ve set up shop in Huntsville. “They’re growing and working in partnership with companies like Fowler Construction and helping our community grow and be a more successful community as well,” he said. “Those sponsors basically helped make this tournament the huge success it was and these things just don’t happen without the support of these great corporate citizens, so I thank them very much.”


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