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Support jumps for annual Mayor’s Golf Classic

The 17th Oshawa Mayor Golf Classic raised more than $93,000, supporting the many programs at Carea Community Health Centre. Mayor Dan Carter (far left) and Carea CEO Francis Garwe (second from right), joined the winning team of the Lysyk family, (left to right) Max, Paul, Slvako and Simon Lysyk. (Photo supplied)

It was an incredibly successful year for the 17th Oshawa Mayor’s Golf Classic held earlier this month.

Organizers report this year’s tournament raised $93,000 in support of Carea Community Health Centre, an increase of 40 per cent from 2018.

Golfers enjoyed the day at Oshawa Golf and Curling Club, which saw a BBQ lunch, a reception hosted by Mayor Dan Carter, and a dinner later on in the evening.

Carea CEO Francis Garwe says they are overwhelmed by the support.

“Carea CHC is very grateful to Mayor Carter, our many sponsors, and all the wonderful golfers who made the tournament such a great success,” Garwe says. “As Carea grows, our fundraising efforts continue to play a crucial role in our ability to deliver free programs and services to some of our community’s most marginalized residents. The Oshawa Mayor’s Golf Classic is our signature event and we look forward to hosting everyone again next year.”

Carter said he was very happy with how his first crack at the event went.

“I am overwhelmed by the amazing response we received at my first Oshawa Mayor’s Golf Classic,” Carter states. “Carea Community Health Centre provides so many important services in our community for those in need, so it was wonderful to be able to support Carea once again this year.”