Members of DRPS and Tim Hortons presented a cheque for $28,000 to the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation at Regional Headquarters Tuesday.
The money was raised during the 2nd Annual Ontario Police Memorial Golf Tournament held at Deer Creek this past August. More than 350 people picked up their golf clubs, and their wallets, in support of the fundraiser which was hosted by DRPS and Tim Hortons.
The foundation was created to honour Ontario police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and a Ceremony of Remembrance is held at Queen’s Park each year on the first Sunday in May.
Mike Abbott from the Toronto Police Association says this is the largest single donation the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation has ever received and he thanked DRPS and members of Tim Horton’s who worked so hard to make this event happen.
“Last year we were amazed at the generosity of everyone involved,” said Detective Constable Terry Rayner, co-organizer of the event. “But to double the amount of money raised this year is just astounding.”
Special thanks go out to Tim Hortons Markham franchisee and co-organizer Wendy Brown and Durham Region Tim Hortons' franchisee Heather King, along with co-organizer Detective Constable Terry Rayner and Detective Constable Victor Alves for all their hard work and dedication to bring this tournament to fruition. Also, without the support of all of the corporate sponsors and team of volunteers, the tournament would not have been the great success that it was.
Mark your calendars for next year’s event, which has been set for August 29, 2012. If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor or would like to book a foursome for the 3rd annual tournament, please contact Terry Rayner at email@example.com.
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