Two Community Awards to be Presented at the WRYM Charity Golf Tournament
Windsor Residence for Young Men will present two community awards on Sunday, September 29, at the dinner following its WRYM Charity Golf Tournament at Sutton Creek Golf Club.
WRYM’s Community Awareness Award is its highest award to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated their awareness of WRYM’s programs and have greatly assisted with the provision of services to help homeless youth rebuild their lives. Past recipients have included Roth Mosey CPAs, The Windsor-Essex Criminal Lawyers Association, and Percy Hatfield MPP. Tom Marshall of Colautti Floors is this year’s recipient of the award. He had heard that the linoleum tiles on the main floor of Windsor Residence for Young Men were sorely in need of replacement. He did a professional assessment, acquired new flooring specific to WRYM’s needs, and supplied two highly skilled tradespersons to install the new floor over three days at no charge. “The cost of replacing the flooring would otherwise have been $8,000 -10,000,” says WRYM’s volunteer Executive Director Greg Goulin.
WRYM’s Heart & Soul Award is for exceptional individual volunteer effort above and beyond reasonable expectations. Joel Thibodeau is the owner of the local My Green Knight franchise which specializes in home maintenance. Every Saturday, he ran WRYM’s Kids Next Door program, a program in which young men are paid to perform home maintenance jobs for local homeowners. For more than a year, Thibodeau spent many weekday evenings inspecting potential jobs for suitability. “He taught young men workplace, tool and ladder safety – and he even rented tools and trailers at his own expense to make the experience meaningful,” says Greg Goulin. “Often, he referred his own customers to Kids Next Door, and would never take any payment for his efforts or costs incurred.”
WRYM’s Community Awareness Award and Heart and Soul Award will be presented as follows:
WRYM Charity Golf Tournament Dinner - Dinner at 6:00 PM and awards at 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 29
Sutton Creek Golf Club, 2135 County Road 12, Essex, Ontario
WRYM Charity Golf Tournament Sunday, September 29
Tournament Check-in at 11:30 AM
Shotgun start at 1:00 PM.
Golfer(s) - golf, dinner, reception $150
Guest(s) - dinner, reception $50