Tecumseh Mayor McNamara presents charities with cheque following annual golf tournament


A cheque presentation was held Thursday night by Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara, along with the 14th Anniversary Charity Golf Tournament planning committee members, as they shared the proceeds from the Sept. 11 tournament held at Beach Grove. 

$50,000 was handed out with half of that going to Community Support Centre of Essex County as the main beneficiary of the 2023 tournament

The funds will be directed towards the various programs and service they provide to seniors in the community to help enhance their quality of life and help them remain independent. 

Speaking on AM800's The Morning Drive, Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara says there's a huge demand for many charities.

"In particular when we look at our food banks as an example, the cupboards are bare. It's really nice from our perspective, the committee, to hand out some needy dollars to help a lot of the charities within Windsor-Essex."

He says this year has been tough.

"This year in particular we noticed a huge request for help."

McNamara says 22 charities benefited from the fund's raised this year.

"There's one charity as well that really tugged the committee's heart. It's Sleep in Heavenly Peace. This organization just started. I didn't realize that there's many children that go to bed at night and they sleep on the floor. This group in a very short period of time, about a year and a half, have provided beds for 450 kids."

Over the past 14 years, the mayor's annual charity golf tournament has donated more than $500,0000 benefiting a long list of worthwhile causes in Tecumseh and the Windsor-Essex region. 
The remaining $25,000 provided was shared amongst 21 deserving community organizations. 

-With files from AM800's The Morning Drive