The 6th Annual Ontario Police Memorial Golf Tournament was held in Ajax on Wednesday and over $40,000 was raised to support the Foundation that helps the families of fallen police officers.
The funds raised at this year's tournament, held at Deer Creek G&CC, now brings the six-year total to over $244,000 in support of officers who have been killed in the line of duty in Ontario.
The tournament was created in 2010 by Durham Regional Police Acting Sergeant Terry Rayner and Tim Hortons franchisee Wendy Brown to honour fallen officers through the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation. A Ceremony of Remembrance is held at Queen's Park on the first Sunday in May each year to honour those who gave their lives for community safety.
Despite overcast skies and some late afternoon rain, the tournament was a great success. The DRPS is a proud supporter of the tournament and Chief Paul Martin got things started in grand style by firing a blank shell from an artillery cannon provided by the Canadian Forces.
Special thanks go out to A/Sgt. Terry Rayner, and the rest of the organizing committee, for all the hard work and dedication that brought this tournament to fruition. Also, we tip our caps to the ongoing cooperation and participation of our corporate sponsors, community partners, participants and volunteers who make the tournament an amazing success every year.
Driving for a Cause (JPG file, 423.5K bytes)
Long Putt (JPG file, 267.6K bytes)
Chief Martin Fires Starter's Cannon (JPG file, 194.3K bytes)
Happy Team (JPG file, 282.5K bytes)
On the Green (JPG file, 629.8K bytes)