PROFITS OF THE 2010 TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT
THE FONDATION PAVILLON
MONTREAL, Aug. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The sixth edition of the Société des
casinos du Québec (SCQ) President's Golf Tournament will be held on
September 8, 2010, on the greens of the Club de golf des Hautes plaines,
in Gatineau. This year, the regional organization benefiting from the
event is the Fondation Pavillon du Parc, whose role is to help people
with an intellectual disability or a pervasive developmental disorder.
"Every year, thanks to the generous participation of our partners and
suppliers, we turn over the profits of the tournament to an organization
that makes a difference in its community," explained SCQ President
Claude Poisson. "Since 1999, the Fondation Pavillon du Parc has been
carrying out programs and providing support services to its clientele. I
am very pleased to help the team at the Fondation continue its noble
mission in the Outaouais region," he added.
Two regional celebrities share honorary chairmanship
After being held at Mont-Tremblant last year, the benefit tournament
returns to Gatineau under the co-chairmanship of Mayor Marc Bureau and
the Fondation du Parc's Vice-Chairman, Claude Létourneau.
"As chairman of the Fondation's 2010 fundraising campaign, I was was
very pleased to accept the vice-chairmanship of the tournament. It is a
cause that is very dear to me," explained Mr. Bureau. For Mr.
Létourneau, who is a founder and acted as the organization's chairman
for many years, this donation is extremely valuable: "Our thanks go to
Mr. Poisson, the SCQ and its partners for their generous contribution to
the Fondation Pavillon du Parc. This fundraising event will enable us to
make a difference in the lives of many more people."
Strong support for local communities
Since 2005, the annual golf tournament benefiting a non-profit
organization gives concrete expression to SCQ's commitment to community
associations in various parts of Quebec. Tournaments held in previous
years benefited the Fondation de l'Université du Québec in the
Outaouais, the Association de l'acidose lactique, the Fondation
québécoise du cancer, Quebec's Outaouais Alzheimer Society and the
Palliacco des Sommets Foundation.
For further information: For further information:
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Société des casinos du Québec
514-282-8080, ext. 3418
Pavillon du Parc
819-770-1022, ext. 204