2018 Lend-A-Hand Golf Tournament
32nd Marsh “Lend a Hand” Golf Tournament in Support of Individuals with Deafblindness
On July 9, 2018 CDBA welcomed 148 golf enthusiasts and volunteers to its 32nd annual charity golf tournament in support of Canadians who are deafblind and their families. The tournament raised nearly $20,000. With the exception of the first two years, this tournament has always been held at the Nottawasaga Inn Convention Centre and Golf Resort just outside of Alliston, Ontario. The beautiful course and our gracious hosts have made the decision to return each year an easy one. Their outstanding support of this tournament in so many ways is greatly appreciated.
With a few exceptions, the majority of participants in the tournament through the years have been insurance industry professionals with Marsh Canada and their clients. Many of the same individuals and companies continued to trek up to Alliston each year and put in a day of golf in support of our National Association. The wonderful news for which we must thank all the golfers, sponsors, donors and volunteers through the years is that these 32 charity tournaments have raised nearly $675,000 for CDBA National. These funds have gone towards a wide range of activities carried out by our national organization, including the National Support Fund.
Unfortunately, our collaboration with Marsh Canada will come to an end next year. A new corporate sponsor is being sought. But we will never forget what Marsh Canada has done for us and the very special professionals within that global company who helped spearhead the success of our annual fundraiser.