On Saturday (October 21st). the St Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank held an open house to honour their many supporters and to show off their facility on the Esplanade Parkway, just around the corner from the Recreation Complex.
On their wall, they displayed the logos of their many corporate and community support organizations. I was proud to see The Pickering Squash Club represented there.
The Pickering Squash Club have run a Golf Tournament each summer for 19 years. Initially if was to raise money to fund the building of the Doubles Courts. Once The Club had reached the goal of $250,000 the Executive sought out a charity to donate to. For the last 13 years, the Golf Tournament has raised over $150,000 which has been donated to the Food Bank.
Each Christmas season, members of The Club go out of their way to raise funds by donations and other means. This money is also directed to The Food Bank. As well, each Christmas the Annual Toy Drive collects toys to be donated to Durham Children’s Aid.
It is hoped that The Club can continue to be excellent members of the community by continuing to give its support to this and other worthy charities.
On behalf my partner Terry Bruce, and our amazing group of Pickering Squash Club volunteers, we thank you all so very much for your support of our local food bank.
Results are in and just shy of $14,000.00 was raised to help those less fortunate in our community. We are blessed to have so many like minded individuals wishing to make a difference in our community.
Words simply cannot express the amount of thanks that both Terry and I feel about each and everyone of you.
Have a wonderful rest of the summer and hope to see you all next year at our event on Thursday July 20, 2023.
Kevin Cahill, Chair of the Golf Tournament Terry Bruce, CO-Chair
Now in it’s 17th year, the 2019 Pickering Squash Club Golf Tournament in Support of The St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank has hit another Hole-In-One. This year we raised over $9,000 for the Food Bank. That will go directly to buying milk and other staples for those in need and struggling to feed their families.
Over the last 10 years of support to the Food Bank, the tournament has managed to raise well over $100,000.
Thank you to all who participated by playing and a huge thank you to those who gave their time to help run the event. This would not be the success it is without volunteers.
The Pickering Squash Club’s primary Charity activity is always the Food Bank Golf Tournament. Over the years the club has helped raise many thousands of dollars to aid the work of the St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank. Please join us Golfing on July 26th. For a greater contribution consider sponsoring a hole.
We look forward to seeing all Squash Club Members joining in for this great event.
Kevin Cahill, Chairman, and Terry Bruce, Treasurer.
Pickering Squash Club Golf Tournament
Annually the Pickering Squash Club holds it’s Golf Tournament the third Thursday in July. The proceeds from the tournament go in support of the St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank, the Club’s charity of choice.
This year under the guidance of Kevin Cahill and Terry Bruce, the Golf Tournament was able to raise over $26,000 for the Food Bank. This was a banner year with more golfers than ever before and our largest donation ever. Over the past seven years the Club has raised over $100,000 for the Food Bank.