Annual Deer Creek Cares Charity Golf Tournament Raises Over $30,000 For Distress Centre Durham

AJAX, ON, Aug. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility in partnership with Coughlan Homes hosted its Annual Deer Creek Cares Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 13, 2015, raising $30,718 benefiting Distress Centre Durham. Chosen by its employees, Distress Centre Durham helps people in distress by providing emotional support, crisis/suicide management, and community education.

"The 2015 Deer Creek Cares golf tournament was a remarkable accomplishment," said president of Deer Creek Golf Clubs and Coughlan Homes, Scott Collins. "I believe the choice of Distress Centre Durham reflects a real need in our community. In addition to a beautiful day on the golf course, this year's tournament benefited from an astounding number of participants and sponsorships. Based on comments made by Victoria Kehoe, executive director of Distress Centre Durham, the funds raised will make a significant difference to the ability of Distress Centre Durham to serve our community."

The Deer Creek Cares Golf Tournament held on the beautiful 18-hole south course was a sold out event. Anyone purchasing a tournament passport at the registration table also had access to all of the games on the course, which included a putting contest, closest to the pin, straightest drive, and a Vegas hole. The hole-in-one contest may have been the hardest game to win, but it also came with the biggest prize which was a 2014 Ford F150, sponsored by Formula Ford Lincoln. The Deer Creek Cares golf tournament chooses a different community charity to partner with each year.

Director of Golf, Tom Arnott, was ecstatic at the results of the tournament saying, "The tournament was an overwhelming success with our donation to this great cause surpassing the $30,000 mark for the first time ever! Total money raised was $30,718 to help the people in need within our community."

Since 1970 Distress Centre Durham has provided Durham Region residents with a 24 hour telephone and crisis/helpline. The goal of the programs and services at Distress Centre Durham are to support individuals in developing, strengthening and maintaining their coping abilities. Distress Centre Durham has been working on the development of a new program to prevent youth suicide and engage youth in support for their mental and emotional health by providing the "crisis helpline" service online through text and chat.

Discover the most challenging, enjoyable and pristine golf holes in the Durham region. With lush fairways, immaculate greens and water in play on a number of holes, Deer Creek has been rated the best value golf course by readers of the Toronto Sun through the Golfer's Choice Awards. Deer Creek Golf Clubs include Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility, Salem Ridge Golf & Academy, and Glen Cedars Golf Club, in conjunction with Coughlan Homes, and Parkway Storage. Coughlan Homes is now selling estate homes at Forestview located on Thickson Road in Whitby, ON.

SOURCE Coughlan Homes

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