Today I had the honor of playing golf at the launch of the True Patriot Love Foundation Golf Tournaments. True Patriot Love is a national foundation that supports and honours members of the Canadian military and their families. It was founded by a group of citizens dedicated to building bridges between Canadian civilians and their military, in order to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices of soldiers and their families. In celebrating the patriotism of our military families, our foundation also strives to inspire Canadians to serve their country, whether it’s in or out of uniform.
Score Golf says: “Our part is simple. Golfers who play this Labour Day weekend at participating Patriot Day courses across Canada can donate any dollar amount to help the cause and show we care about this nation’s military and their families. Thirty-seven courses from across Canada have made the commitment to this first Patriot Golf Day. You can see a full list of the participating courses by going to www.pgaofcanada.com. Courses not yet signed up can still do so by also visiting the website.”
We played 18 holes at the North Bay Golf and Country Club. It is a top rated private course. Pros from around the area came and showed their skills and help us launch this fantastic event. The course was in fantastic shape, the greens were amazing and the company was outstanding. We were extremely fortunate to LGen Dechamps, the Royal Canadian Air Force Commander, as the guest of honor. Overall, the day was fantastic.
As a serving military member, I cannot express my gratitude to the True Patriot Love foundation and want to thank them for caring for the men and women in uniform. Their contribution to our welfare is truly touching! Thank you.