9th Annual Lagois Golf Tournament Raises Over $11K for Ronald McDonald House
With your help, we’ve gone and done it again! The 9th Annual Lagois Design Build Renovate Charity Golf Tournament in Support of Manoir Ronald McDonald House Ottawa raised $11,314.97. Thank you to all of our golfers and sponsors – it sure feels good to be able to give a gift that will benefit so many families who rely on the the services of RMH while their children are receiving treatment at CHEO. Keep reading to learn more about our special connection with one such family, and their brave little golfer! A special thank you to the Scotiabank for matching the $1,290 raised by the Scotiabank Team at the tournament. Fantastic!
Our Special Guest with an Inspiring Story
We’ve told the story of our connection with cancer survivor Alex Tourangeau on our blog (read here if you missed it) and we’re pleased to be able to give an update starting with the happy news that he completed his chemo treatments before Christmas last year and rang the bell at CHEO. Alex not only graduated Grade 8 on the Honour Roll and received the Award of Merit, but he is busy giving back to the community and inspiring other families on their own journey as a Representative for the Sens Foundation and Camp Quality in Montreal, Ambassador for the Cornwall Nationals Hockey Team. Alex gained special recognition by the City of Cornwall as a survivor of childhood cancer and as an ambassador for raising awareness during the September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month campaign, receiving the key to the city.
Alex was an important guest at our tournament again this year, golfing alongside our industry partners and suppliers, and he even benefitted from the proceeds from the 50/50 draw won by his mother Cheryl – he’s the proud owner of a new set of golf clubs. Well played, Mom!
But perhaps the most valuable contribution that Alex and his family add to our annual event is by sharing his story. There was not a dry eye in the room when we learned the meaning behind each of his courage beads – each one symbolic of a procedure or important treatment milestone that he courageously endured. We are so proud to support Ronald McDonald House who helps & supports families like Alex’s. It’s really a privilege to personally share in such a success story.
Thank you to our Hole Sponsors and Prize Donors
The entire Lagois team is grateful to the numerous sponsors and donors who make our day possible and help us continue to raise funds and awareness for Manoir Ronald McDonald House Ottawa.
Thank you to our 2017 Hole Sponsors:
Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for donating prizes & silent auction items:
- 4 Office Automation – Kyocera Ceramic Knives
- Appleby Mechanical – Assorted Prizes
- BLR Safety – 2 x $25 Esso Cards
- Boone – Set of Golf Balls & 2 Ball Caps
- Bounder Magazine – Gift Basket
- Bytown Lumber – DeWalt Electric Drill
- Connie Parsons – Baby Quilt & Tea towels
- Federated Insurance – Set of Golf Balls
- Jerome Photography – $300 Gift Certificate
Pictures from the Golf Tournament
We had fantastic weather, great entertainment on and off the greens at Manderley On The Green, and have packed away a year’s worth of smiles to get us through to next year’s event. Visit our Facebook Photo Album for more pictures from the day, and be sure to tag us in your photos, too!
Save the Date!
The 10th Annual Lagois Design Build Renovate Charity Golf Tournament in Support of Manoir Ronald McDonald House Ottawa will be Friday, September, 21, 2018 at Manderley On The Green Golf Course. Be sure to join our mailing list to get the registration notification as soon as it’s available, and of course follow us on social media so that you don’t miss a beat!
We’ll see you, and Alex with his shiny new golf clubs, on the greens in September, 2018!