Christopher Abbey, an Advisor with Sun Life Financial was one of the first sponsors to jump on board. “I’m excited. This is a tremendous opportunity for to be associated with a growing sport and a tournament the first of its kind. It is a sport that eschews the same values as we hold at Sun Life. We advocate healthy lifestyles and programs that are sustainable, inclusive, and accessible to everyone. It’s going to be a great weekend."
Many other local business and individuals have also had a hand in helping with sponsorships, including: Director of Variable Operations at London Honda, Peter Park; John Shamoon of Stride Rehabilitation Services Inc.; the partners of Wallace, Smith Lawyers LLP; Karen Hurley and Karen Greason of Remax; Alicia Christiaen; Agnes Agnelli of DMA Rehability; Dr. Brad Carson and Dr. David Aiello of Sunningdale Dental; Ken Hou of Innercore Health; and Dr. Maciej Suwala of IRIS. In addition, International brain injury specialists Dr. Ted Carrick of the Carrick Brain Institute and Dr. Nathan Keiser of Innova Brain Rehabilitation Services have also lent a hand in sponsorship.
Assistant Tournament Director, Colin Fitchett, notes, “It is amazing to see so many people come together to help showcase disc golf, promote brain injury awareness, and to do some good in the community. Andrew Pearson, the Head Pro at Union, has graciously allowed us the use of this amazing property. Paul Rosen, Canadian Para Olympic Gold Medal Sledge Hockey Goalie, is giving his time on Saturday morning to send us out to compete with a motivational speech.
Competitors are travelling from all over Ontario, as well as Manitoba, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, and California. We also have support from traditional disc golf companies like Latitude64, Dynamic Discs, Innova, Discmania, GRIP, Prodigy, Zuca as well as folks from Sun Life, London Honda, and Adidas. It’s all pretty amazing.”
Everyone is invited to come out to the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club on Saturday and Sunday to watch the competition. Paul Rosen is scheduled to speak at 8:45AM in the Clubhouse and the tee off time for the shotgun start is 9:15AM. Everyone is also invited to try their hand at playing the course on Friday. The cost of admittance is $10 on the weekend and $10/round on Friday. Just head into the clubhouse for instructions.
Information will also be available on the tournament website:
Source: Railway City Tourism