Forest City Golf Classic Raises $25,000 for Third World Housing
London, ON – It was a record breaking event! The 18th Annual Forest City Golf Classic on June 16, 2016 had its most successful year ever raising more than $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity International. This amount is sufficient to build three homes for a community in Paraguay that is in desperate need of shelter. Dan Grantham has been involved with the tournament for many years and had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact on people in third world countries. The experience inspired Dan and others to make this tournament a success.
Dan has served as Chair of the Forest City Golf Classic for the last seven years. During that time, the event has raised enough money to build 21 homes in Bolivia and Paraguay and send a group of volunteers each year to help with construction. Some of these volunteers are members of the Forest City Community Church, which champions this tournament.
Dan visited one of the Habitat for Humanity home construction sites in Bolivia a few years ago. He recalls, “It was extraordinary to see the joy of people whose lives were changed by finally having a safe place to live.”
In addition to serving as Chair, Dan has played in the tournament for the past 10 years. Dan and his wife Anne-Marie Grantham, who is also a Sutton REALTOR®, have made significant contributions. As well as donating to the silent auction for this event, the couple sponsor closest to the hole contests, pay for additional players to golf and donate prizes.
“Anne-Marie and I believe in giving back to the community in which we earn our living. We are blessed to live in London, Ontario, Canada. We have been given so much.
“It is a privilege to actually help people in faraway places, who we may never meet, to achieve what we take for granted: a decent place to call home.”
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