Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) Royals Football team and alumni held their annual fundraising Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 16th at Southampton Golf & Country Club for the team’s equipment needs.
This year, the team also held a special fundraising portion in remembrance of one of their players, Jack Drury, who took his own life a year ago. On hole #9, there was a contest of closest to the target, where each player could shoot as many balls as he/she wanted for $5 each. The hole contest was hosted by Jenn Mulcaster of WES (Wellness & Emotional Support), a support for young people ages 13 to 24.
“We have some 800 young people using our services,” said Mulcaster. “One of the saddest facts is that young people who take their own lives are mostly young men and, not to generalize, but most of them are high functioning academically, are involved in sports, are helpful to others and appear to happy and well-adjusted, appear is the operative word.”
Approximately 100 golfers came out for the event and, as yet, a total amount raised has not yet been determined. Earlier in the summer, the Royals also held a co-ed flag football tournament fundraiser where they raised $4,500 for WES.