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  World Golf Tour Supports Special Olympics

Sep 26, 2011 15:30 ET

Members of DRPS, Durham College and the community recently hit the links in support of Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics Committee, made up of DRPS and Durham College members, held the charity golf tournament at the Columbus Golf Course, where they hosted approximately 130 golfers.

The annual tournament was created after the 2008 Special Olympics Spring Games were held here in Durham Region to demonstrate support for our athletes. It’s a unique event themed the “World Golf Tour.” Each hole represents a country, with competitions taking place at each hole. Golfers chose a country of their choice and the best dressed foursome was awarded with a prize for creativity.

Shane Norton hit a hole in one, but unfortunately it wasn’t a prize winning hole! Shane missed out on a new car, but gets kudos for great golfing and a gift card from the Thirsty Monk in Oshawa.

All monies raised at the event goes towards sponsoring the Durham Region Special Olympics athletes who have qualified for provincial, national and international games. There are 547 registered athletes in Durham Region. Costs will cover many things including registration and uniforms.

As a result of community support and the partnership of 25 sponsors, the committee was able to raise just over $13,000 for our Special Olympics athletes.

Congratulations to everyone who participated and donated their time for this great cause.

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DRPS Golfers Represent Canada at the World Golf Tour  (JPG file, 62.5K bytes)
Shane Norton at the 9th hole where he had a hole in one (JPG file, 104.9K bytes)