PowerStream golf tournament nets over $75,000 for the United Way
Total amount raised is the highest ever achieved at successful annual charity event
VAUGHAN, ON – PowerStream officials announced today that the utility’s annual charity golf tournament, held last month at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort in Alliston, Ontario, netted more than $75,000 for the company’s 2011 fundraising campaign in support of the United Way of York Region and the United Way of Greater Simcoe County.
The total amount of money raised this year was the highest ever in the four-year history of the tournament being a charity event. The previous record for the highest amount raised at PowerStream’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament was set in 2010 when the event brought in more than $63,000. Since 2008, the golf tournament has generated a total of nearly $225,000 for the two United Wayorganizations that PowerStream supports.
The PowerStream tournament has become one of the largest golf events hosted by a utility inOntario’s electricity industry. More than 60 sponsors, 370 golfers and 30 volunteers return every year to this fun-filled event and through their involvement help to raise money for the benefit of others in PowerStream’s service territory.
This year’s tournament featured the participation of several National Hockey League (NHL) alumni players from the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers including Johnny Bower, Brian Propp, Bob Dailey, Reggie Leach, Ray Allison and Mark LaForest. The NHL alumni players golfed and assisted in some of the other fundraising activities such as putting, closest to the pin and longest drive contests, as well as a casino and silent auction.
“The tremendous fundraising that takes place at this golf tournament each year is another example of how PowerStream continues to give back to the communities it serves,” stated Frank Scarpitti, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of the Town ofMarkham. “Helping others through activities that benefit charitable organizations like theUnited Wayis consistent with the values that are embedded in the culture of this community’s electrical distribution company.”
PowerStream is a proud supporter ofUnited Wayorganizations in both York Region andSimcoeCounty. Since 2004, annual employee campaigns at PowerStream and its predecessor utilities collectively have raised more than $600,000 for theUnited Way, with approximately one third of it being generated from the golf tournament.
PowerStream is the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, providing service to more than 330,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. The communities served include Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Markham, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, Thornton, Tottenham and Vaughan. PowerStream is an incorporated entity, jointly owned by the City of Barrie, the City of Vaughanand the Town of Markham.
Director, Corporate Communications, PowerStream
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