Annual Charity Golf tournament aims to raise $65,000 to connect children to recreation and sport

Monday, June 24, 2019 — June 25, 2019 – Join us at the OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held at the Gatineau Golf and Country Club.

A record number of golfers will tee off this year in support of the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. Funds raised will support recLink, a grassroots initiative that connects underserved children and youth to recreation and sport at no cost to their families.

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Where: 160, rue du Golf, Gatineau

Schedule of Events:

10:00 am: Golf check in

11:00 am: BBQ Lunch on “La Terrace”

12:00 pm: Shotgun start

5:00 pm: Networking reception

6:00 pm: Dinner and presentations

 

  • Media are invited to attend the event, the best time for pictures is at 12:00 pm 

 

QUICK FACTS:

  • Since 2016 recLINK has helped to connect more than 1,300 children and youth in Ottawa Community Housing communities to recreation and sports opportunities at no cost to their families. This represents over 100,000 hours of recreation programming and 5811 days of Camp
  • In 2018, recLINK connected 389 children and youth to recreation and sport programming by offsetting over $164,663 in registration fees through subsidizes and in-kind or free spaces offered by community partners.
  • The most common barriers to participation reported by OCH Families are financial, language, lack of knowledge of existing opportunities, transportation and difficulty navigating registration and subsidy processes.

 

About OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities

Committed to helping tenants living in social housing, the OCH Foundation helps families, youth and children achieve personal success through supporting education, employment and community engagement projects. The Foundation has raised over 1 million dollars in 2017, which were redistributed through various programs and bursaries.
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About recLINK

recLINK connects children and youth living in OCH neighbourhoods to positive, pro-social, recreation and sport programs. recLINK staff serve OCH families by helping them to address and overcome the barriers they face when trying to access recreation services.

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About OCHC

Ottawa Community Housing Corporation maintains nearly 15,000 homes to approximately 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCHC houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. OCHC is the largest social and affordable housing provider in Ottawa, managing two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio, and is the second largest in Ontario. OCHC was selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for the second consecutive year in 2019. www.och-lco.ca | Twitter | LinkedIN | Facebook

 

For additional information please contact:

Christa Allevato – Manager of Operations and Donor Relations – OCH Foundation –

Tel: 613-716-6632
email: christa.allevato@ochfoundation.ca