Last year on September 27th we were discharged from SickKids Hospital following a week stay after Greyson’s successful open heart surgery. Grey will be 2 yrs old on October 2nd and he is an active, healthy, happy little boy – we couldn’t be more thankful! We knew that we had to give back somehow, so we held Greyson’s Golf Fore the Heart Charity Fundraiser this past July at Whisky Run Golf Club.
Thanks to the support of our amazing community, friends and family, we raised $18,773.19 for SickKids Foundation and the Labatt Family Heart Centre at SickKids Hospital!
This past September 27th – exactly one year after our stay, we visited SickKids for the official cheque presentation. A big thank you to Brianne Fodey, Coordinator of Community Events from SickKids Foundation (pictured with Greyson above) in helping us organize the donation.
Also, huge thanks goes out to Fred Moreau -who has the same heart defect as Greyson and had surgery at SickKids in 1960!! – and Lou & Maribeth Nieuwland who were all a big part of the fundraising efforts – the event would not have been a success without you! These amazing people are also pictured below, followed by a few great photos from our event day.
The tournament had over 20 volunteers, 138 players, 43 sponsors and numerous monetary and prize donations by participants and those that could not make it but wanted to contribute towards our goal.
Because of their generosity, countless more families will receive the support, comfort, hope and inspiration that the doctors, nurses, and staff at SickKids provided for our family.
Thank you for helping to spread awareness of Congenital Heart Defects (1 in 100 births) and make such an amazing difference in the lives of heart families here in Ontario.
We are eternally grateful and cannot thank you enough.
Below is a list of the sponsors for Greyson’s Golf Fore the Heart – and if you happen to see them or visit their business, or know of someone who played in our tournament or donated, please congratulate them for helping to almost DOUBLE our original fundraising goal!
What an amazing feat for our first year – we will be making this an annual event – so, mark Saturday July 28th, 2018 on your calendar for the 2nd Annual Greyson’s Golf Fore the Heart Charity Fundraiser at Whisky Run Golf Club.
Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP
Healthtech Consultants – Sue & John Flett
Whisky Run Golf Club
C. M. Steele Insurance Brokers Limited & Intact Insurance
Molson Coors Hamilton Niagara – Dave Zezella
Course Competition Sponsors
Caroline Cellars Family Estate Winery
Hamill Machine Company
Redwood Financial Group – Dave Smith
Snider Dock Service Ltd
cindiandgeorge.com – Royal Lepage
Cousin Sheet Metal
@RickMartin – Coyote Computers Plus
Dr. Peter Typer, DDS – Port Colborne
Dr. Vanessa Ashworth, Chiropractor
Greenholm Farms -Dave & Shannon Green
Greenside Landscaping & Lawn Service Inc.
Greenstone Structural Solutions – Jeff Roy
Homer Golf Grip & Club Repairs – Darryl MacMicken
Investors Group – Rod Soutar
Jim Scott Enterprises – Tyler Scott
Joe Gonzalez – Century 21
Lifestyle Wealth -Gary & Steve Talosi
Linda Kramer – Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
MacAvoy Belan Campbell
Maple Meadows Farm & Event Centre
Canadian Corps Unit #43 – Port Colborne
Port Colborne Home Hardware
Port Medical Pharmacy
RG Electrical – Richard ( Kristy ) Phillips
Fibreline Niagara Ltd – Asger & Henny Skrubbeltrang
Sidey’s Flowers and Gifts
Super Mario’s Pizza Port Colborne
Ted Pizzo – In Memory of Ramona
Tom Iorizzo & Carrie Tom Iorizzo
Wellness On The Water Dana Rasch RMT
Whisky Run Golf Club – Men’s & Ladies Night Leagues
Whisky Run Golf Club – Staff
Wolverton Transport & Logistics Inc. – Ed Bogucki