Chief's Golf Tourney Supports Victims
A great day on the golf course resulted in a windfall for supporting victims of crime.
The Chief’s Golf Tournament saw 288 golfers tee off at Angus Glen raising over $350,000 for several charities, but primarily Victim Services Toronto (VST).
“Victim Services Toronto is a critical partner of ours in our delivery of community safety and well-being in the city of Toronto,” said the Chief. “Victim Services support people in their time of need after a crime or tragedy has touched their lives and often these are circumstances when it is a time of greatest need and Victim Services are there to support people like that.”
Premier Doug Ford, Solicitor General Michael Kerzner, MPP Billy Pang as well as former Toronto Chiefs David Boothby and James Ramer were all on hand to lend their support to the event.
Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Tom Carrique, Peel Regional Police Service Chief Nish Duraiappah, Windsor Police Service Chief Jason Bellaire and Niagara Regional Police Service Chief Bryan MacCulloch all played in the tournament.
VST Executive Director Carly Kalish thanked the Chief, the Toronto Police Service and all the participants for their support.
“We hold the hands of survivors and we help people rebuild their lives,” she noted. “To have Toronto Police support us in doing that is everything.”
As part of the fundraiser, competitors participated in a special police helicopter ball drop fundraiser. Participants bought balls with numbers written on them that were dropped from a York Regional Police helicopter.