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Mayor golf tourney nets $200,000

Thwack. “Fore!” Ka-ching.

More than 230 golfers hit the links at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg recently for the Mayor Linda D. Jackson Annual Charity Golf Classic, teeing off to raise over $200,000 for the Vaughan Health Care Foundation.

“Proceeds from this tournament will bring us that much closer to building a hospital in Vaughan and improving accessibility for our residents to much-needed healthcare services in our community,” Jackson said in a statement.

The July 16 tournament featured hole-in-one, longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, car prizes, and silent and live auctions.

“Over the last six years, the city has raised almost three-quarters of a million dollars to support the Vaughan Health Care Foundation and Vaughan charities,” said Councillor Peter Meffe, chair of the golf classic’s organizing committee.

Vaughan Today
Online: July 28, 2008 [link]