/R E P E A T -- Fairways for Heroes Set to Tee Off in Support of Families of
Canadian Troops/

TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - The 1st annual Fairways for Heroes charity golf tournament is looking for public participation and support on behalf of the families of Canadian troops injured or killed in action.

The event, to be held at the Carlisle Golf and Country Club near Burlington, Ontario, has been organized by a volunteer committee representing the funeral, police, emergency medical services and death investigation sectors. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Military Families Fund.

Created in April 2007 by the former Chief of Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, the Military Families Fund assists military families faced with unforeseen and often immediate needs. The Fund provides grants, including rehabilitation, education, financial assistance in the case of injury or death of a Canadian Forces member due to service, and addresses urgent and extraordinary financial demands where the ability to provide family necessities is at risk. The fund continues to grow through the generous contributions of Canadians, corporations and other organizations.

"As Canadians, we all share the grief and anguish when our soldiers are injured or killed in the line of duty," says Tournament Chair Kathy Kerr. "Fairways for Heroes emphasizes the spirit of pride and respect that we have for our troops and their families, and allows us the opportunity to show our appreciation for the significant efforts and sacrifices they experience in order to make our world a safer place to live."

Individuals and groups can show their collective support for Canadian troops and their families by participating in the 18-hole event that promises to be memorable in its purpose. Organizations and agencies from both the public and private sectors can also help make Fairways for Heroes a success by contributing financially to the administration of the golf tournament, offering prizes/awards for the participants or donating directly to the Military Families Fund.

Tee-off time for Fairways for Heroes is 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at the Carlisle Golf and Country Club, 523 Carlisle Road in Carlisle, Ontario, which is located 10 minutes north of Burlington.

For more information on how to sign-up, donate prizes or make a direct contribution, please contact Fairways for Heroes at 416-467-2922 or fairwaysforheroes@gmail.com.

SOURCE FAIRWAYS FOR HEROES

For further information: For further information: Learn More: Cathy Kerr, Tournament Chair: (416) 467-2922, www.fairwaysforheroes.ca, http://www.cfpsa.com/en/corporate/mfamily/index.asp, www.carlislegolf.com

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