Summer Street scramble golf raises $294,252


ABERCROMBIE — It was a day of true celebration last Friday at the Abercrombie Country Club during the 25th annual Summer Street Scramble.

When all pledge sheets were tabulated, golfers weathered the rain and combined to raise a whopping $294,252 in support of Summer Street.

Summer Street Society vice-president Rae Gunn, a first-time golfer at the event, said she was pleased with the results.

“The support from our community is overwhelming, and it goes beyond the donation of dollars,” she said. “They are true believers of the vision of Summer Street. People were thanking each other all day — donors, teams, staff, volunteers, sponsors — people were happy to be outside in the rain for hours. It was amazing.”

Presentations included recognition of individuals and teams who have been involved for all 25 annual events as well as the top fund-raising teams and individuals.

CBIC Wood Gundy was the first-place team, while It’s Five O’clock Somewhere was the second-place team and C.F. Construction was the third-place team.

“Truly an amazing show of support from everyone involved.” said co-chairs Ray Wagg and Barry Hamilton. “We are looking forward to seeing everyone again next year.”

All funds raised support programs and services offered at Summer Street.

Summer Street creates opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, one person at a time.

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Summer’s Street’s executive director Bob Bennett, in top hat and tails, is surrounded by some members of the ‘High Society Board team’ that was taking part in the 25th Summer Street Scramble golf tournament which raises funds for Summer Street. From the left are board member Rae Gunn, Susan MacConnell, Bob Bennett and board member Nancy MacConnell Maxner. Missing from the photo is board member Debbie Dignan. (Jardine photo)