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Scugog awards funds to eight community youth initiatives

DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog presented cheques to eight local youth initiatives at a meeting on Monday, September 18th.

The funds were raised from the 2022 edition of the Township’s annual Fore Scugog golf tournament. The tournament raises funds for youth initiatives. This year, the Township distributed over $12,000 in funding.

The recipients included $2,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham, $1,250 to the Greenbank Basketball Club, $2,900 to send 10 Port Perry High School students to a leadership camp, $700 for the Port Perry Skating Club, $1,031 for the Port Perry Girl Guides, $3,000 for a Port Perry High School Bursary program, $900 for the Sunderland Stingerz Ringette Association, and $250 for Young Life.

“In total, since 2004, approximately $208,000 has been distributed to Youth Groups in Scugog from the Fore Scugog proceeds with over 20 different groups and/or individuals receiving funding,” a report written by Scugog Township Manager Lisa Fitton stated.

Scugog Mayor Wilma Wotten called this tournament a “fabulous testament to what we can do in our community to help people.”

“It’s truly amazing that we are able to continue to do this,” Mayor Wotten added.

Renee Adamkowski from the Greenbank Basketball Club talked about her thoughts on being a recipient of this program.

“I can’t describe how honoured I am to be here today. When we started the program in 2019, in my wildest dreams, I could not imagine the local support we’ve received from our community. The funds received are going to do wonderful things.”

The 2023 edition of the golf tournament will be held on September 21st at Sunnybrae Golf Club.

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