Golf Tournament Raises $11,714 for Ronald McDonald House
Updated: Dec 14, 2018
London, ON – The Sutton Group - Preferred 26th Annual Golf Tournament held on Monday June 19, 2017 at Greenhills Golf Club was a very successful event raising $11,714.50 for Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario (RMH). This charity provides a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment. Over the past 26 years, this brokerage has supported numerous charities, and since 2015, they have focused their efforts on RMH raising an impressive $24,158.
“We wish to thank all 120 participants, 18-hole sponsors, all businesses and REALTORS® who donated auction/raffle items and Mike Lipcznski and Kevin LaRouche of Holmes Inspections for $392 from their dartboard fundraiser,” says Broker Gerry Weir.
Each year, a family that has recently or is currently staying at RMH is invited to speak to the golf tournament guests. “They share their experience and the importance of the house,” says Lori Payne, Office Manager. “Ron Combs and Kelley Montfort (staff members at RMH) run a fun putting contest for the golfers. It gives them a chance to thank each and every golfer for their support.”
In addition to the golf tournament fundraising, Sutton Group - Preferred Realty Inc.* team members cook meals for the families at RMH on a monthly basis. They began this tradition three years ago and are booked to prepare meals until the end of 2018.
Manager Ken Payne’s son Hayden began volunteering at RMH more than three years ago. He volunteers to help clean the house, answer phones, restock supplies, etc. His passion for the cause inspired his family’s involvement. As well, Ron Combs is the brother of the brokerage’s Sales Administrator Cathy Combs.
Pictured above: Cathy Combs, Sales Administrator; Lori Payne, Office Manager; Gerry Weir, Broker of Record; Jenne Wason Benoit, RMH of Southwestern Ontario Director of Development; and Ken Payne Manager.
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