DAN CEARNS The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: A few local organizations are among those who will benefit from the funds raised at Elexicon Energy’s recent charity golf tournament held at Deer Creek Golf Club in Ajax.
The tournament was held on August 17th, and raised a total of $200,000, which will be distributed to six organizations in total.
On the local side, Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, the WindReach Farm Foundation and Ontario Tech University are three organizations which will be receiving funding. The remaining organizations are the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, Autism Home Base, and Grace Inn Shelter.
“The response to this year’s tournament was outstanding, and so too was the day. We welcomed more than 350 golfers who helped raise a tremendous amount of money for six community agencies that provide vital services in the communities we serve. Community engagement is at the heart of how Elexicon Energy operates. We are more than [an] electricity distributor. We are a dedicated partner that is committed to empowering our communities to create a better future, together,” Indrani Butany-DeSouza, Elexicon’s President and CEO said, in a statement.
In her own statement, Heather Stover from Loaves and Fishes food bank expressed what this donation means to the local food bank.
“Thank you to Elexicon Energy, tournament participants and sponsors. Your generosity will help put food on the tables of hundreds of people in the Uxbridge community. We are so grateful for the support.”
Carol Dahlquist, Executive Director of the WindReach Farm Foundation explained that donations like this help keep her charity going.
“Being a recipient of funds from Elexicon Energy Charity’s Golf Tournament has a huge impact on the lives of those who have limited options in our community. As a small charity a donation of this size makes a big difference and will assist in our ability to continue to provide programs and services for those of all ages and abilities.”