Inaugural Ronald McDonald fundraising golf tournament a huge success

Jane McAllister with brother and auctioneer Len Metcalfe

Jane McAllister had two reasons to smile.  The first, because it was her birthday on Friday, June 21st and the second because she had organized a golf tournament in support of Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario and it was a sold-out event.

The charity event was held at Westlinks Golf & Country Club in Saugeen Shores with 96 golfers hitting the fairways for a day of scramble golf, along with families who had used the services of Ronald McDonald House.

“The support has been amazing,” said McAllister.  “It sold out right away and the sponsorship from businesses has been incredible.”

The day featured a lunch, shot-gun start at noon and dinner after golfing, with a silent and live auction.

“This is a wonderful inaugural event here in Saugeen Shores,” said Deborah Gibbs, Associate Director of Development for Ronald McDonald House, “and I would just like to thank Jane, and the community for all their support.”

At play-time over $40,000 had been raised with a further hoped-for goal of $50,000.  The result?  $60,000 was raised!  The funds are being donated in memory of McAllister’s grandson Wyatt McAllister.

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