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.