Renfrew County District School Board Golf Fore Kids tournament raises over $13,000

Posted on Wednesday July 12, 2017

Renfrew County District School Board Golf Fore Kids tournament raises over $13,000
Rain did not stop over 100 participants and title sponsor Scotiabank from supporting the Student Support Fund event

(Pembroke) – Last week, the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) hosted its annual ‘Golf Fore Kids’ tournament at the Oaks of Cobden. Over a hundred golfers participated in the daylong event where golfers and non-golfers alike enjoyed lunch, dinner and prizes.

“This year’s tournament was bigger and better than last year,” said RCDSB Chair Wendy Hewitt. “It showed us the generosity that runs through Renfrew County and I am pleased to know that the funds raised will help many students who are not able to participate in school activities, events and programs due to financial strain.”

‘Golf Fore Kids’ was established as a signature fundraiser for the Student Support Fund (SFF). The mission of the SFF is to provide opportunities for RCDSB students in all our schools across the county by providing financial support.

As a registered charity, the SSF is managed by a committee of between five and seven members, including a combination of Board staff and community members. There is a minimum of one elementary and one secondary principal or vice principal, one of which acts as the committee Chair. Committee members may serve two (2) year terms and the Chair may serve for two consecutive terms.

Donations from the public and businesses will be used to provide mini grants to schools who distribute them to students. By providing support to students that would normally face challenges due to financial constraints, the SSF is aimed at enhancing the educational outcomes of each student so that we can ultimately improve the health and well-being of each student.

These include, but are not limited to, costs associated with extra-curricular activities and trips, sports and music equipment and college and university application fees.

“With all funds raised going toward helping more students achieve their full potential, there isn’t a better way to spend a day on a golf course.” concluded Hewitt.

To learn more about the SSF, visit


For further information or images:

Jonathan Laderoute
Communications Manager
Renfrew County District School Board
613.735.0151 / ext. 2231
cell: 613.635.3528

“RCDSB creates outstanding educational experiences that will honour the uniqueness of your child”