AURORA, ON – June 20, 2023 – On Wednesday, June 14, York Regional Police Association (YRPA) hosted its 33rd Annual Memorial Golf Tournament at RedCrest Golf Club to raise funds for Salvation Army Central York Region and the YRPA Benevolent Fund. This year, the tournament raised $13,000 to support these two charities.
“The participation and generosity of our police association members, golfers and sponsors help to make this tournament such a success,” said Rob O’Quinn, President, York Regional Police Association. “Too often our members see first-hand the challenges facing our communities, as well as the need for funding for Salvation Army Central York Region so they can continue to provide hope and support to children, families and individuals that need it most.”
“A portion of the money raised from today’s tournament will also help to support our YRPA Benevolent Fund which provides assistance to members of YRPA and their families due to death, illness or injury,” said Mike Buchanan, Vice President, York Regional Police Association and Chair of the Memorial Golf Tournament Committee.
Members from YRPA’s Memorial Golf Tournament Committee pictured with Captain Fred Reid and Carolyn Reid from Salvation Army Central York Region
More than 140 golfers attended the tournament, which is held each year in memory of, and in honour of York Regional Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Over the last nine years, the YRPA Memorial Golf Tournament has raised over $80,000 for the Salvation Army Central York Region.
“The Salvation Army Central York Region is honoured to be a recipient of donations generated from the annual York Regional Police Association Memorial Golf Tournament. This year the funds will be earmarked toward The Pathway of Hope program which focuses on identifying and addressing root issues for people living in poverty. It is a high impact, strength-based, case management approach providing targeted services to people who desire to take action and pursue positive change. At the same time, we are investing in our mental health support programs which includes individual counselling and group therapy provided by registered psychotherapists,” said Fred Reid, Captain, The Salvation Army Central York Region.
There were many sponsors who helped to make the tournament possible, including SurNet Insurance Group, Brauti Thorning LLP, Plus VG Architects, Epstein & Associates and Allegra Aurora. The association also received over 100 tournament donations for the raffle prizes and silent auction from local businesses, community partners and sponsors.
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Media Contact: Erika Mieto, Director of Communications, York Regional Police Association, 905-751-5885, firstname.lastname@example.org
About YPRA: As one of Canada’s leading police associations, York Regional Police Association (YRPA) represents over 2,400 uniformed officers and civilian members of York Regional Police. Established in 1971, the association is dedicated to serving the women and men who protect the York Region community. In the last five years, the association has donated over $218,000 to various charities and organizations.