Campbellton, New Brunswick – On July 6, the Friends of Healthcare Foundation raised close to $85,000 during its 6th Annual Golf Tournament held at the Restigouche Golf Club and organized in partnership with Plaza Chevrolet Buick GMC, MKAKM Inc. and Restigouche Drive‑Thru. This amount represents the best result for the annual event so far!
The guest of honour, Ray Bourque (former player of the Boston Bruins, holder of a Stanley Cup ring with the Colorado Avalanche and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame of 2004), took the opportunity to visit the Campbellton Regional Hospital. He was able to see the various equipment purchases made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Friends of Healthcare Foundation. He was also able to share the importance of the cause with 220 golfers during the tournament and with nearly 60 donors at the benefit supper on the Thursday evening before the golf tournament.
According to Jean-Luc Landry, Executive Director of the Foundation, the event was a huge success. “I was thrilled by the interest and enthusiasm shown by the participants during the tournament. I am happy to report that the event was held at full capacity! It is important to mention that such success was made possible thanks to our major sponsor, Molson Coors Canada, our primary partners and gold sponsors, Plaza Chevrolet Buick GMC, Restigouche Drive-Thru, CIMS FM, McIntyre Refrigeration & Ventilation Co. Ltd. (who have outdone themselves by offering prizes close to $ 8000 for this event), NHL Legends, Wysote’s Corner Store, UNI Financial Cooperation and UNI Business, as well as our silver sponsors, our hole sponsors, the business people who donated prizes, all the participants, our donors and, of course, our precious volunteers. Without their invaluable contributions, it would have been impossible to raise such an amount.”
Mr. Jean-Jacques Normand, owner of Plaza Chevrolet Buick GMC, Mr. Allison Metallic, owner of Restigouche Drive‑Thru, and Dr. Hristo Laevski, co-owner of MKAKM Inc. were very proud to be associated with the Friends of Healthcare Foundation for the 6th edition of the golfing event. “This golf tournament is an event not to be missed in the region! Plus, it’s all for a worthy and charitable cause!”, said Mr. Normand. “Being involved with the Foundation’s Golf Tournament, I cannot help but feel delighted by such success,” stated Mr. Metallic. Dr. Laevski adds, “This is a new record since our debut in 2013. All 220 participants can be proud to have contributed to the maintenance and improvement of healthcare services here in Restigouche!”
Mr. Landry took the opportunity to take part in the presentation of a $4,000 cheque from the Friends of Healthcare Bingo by Mr. René Beaudet and Mrs. Wendy Aubé. This donation will certainly contribute to maintain and improve healthcare services offered in OUR community.
Finally, the Foundation thanks the public for their ongoing support and invites everyone to take part in the organization’s seventh annual charity golf tournament, scheduled for Friday, July 5, 2019.