It’s time to grab your golf clubs and swing for a good cause. The Unionville Charity Golf Classic, in support of Union Villa, returns to Angus Glen Golf Club on June 21.
Since the tournament’s inception in 2015, more than $200,000 has been raised to enhance the residents’ surroundings and support the renewal of equipment that directly impacts their care and comfort. Last year’s event surpassed all expectations with proceeds designated to safety and security enhancements in resident home areas.
This year, co-chairs Danny Fantini and Larry Mariani, along with a committee of local volunteers, are looking to raise funds to upgrade the resident dining area and purchase adaptive tables which enhance reach and accessibility for residents with limited mobility.
“ I am organizing this charity tournament for a long-term care home because I feel we all need to give back to all seniors,” said Fantini. “They make up the majority of our community and assisting them to receive the best quality of life is important, helping to improve their environment and make the last years of their lives to be wonderful and treated with the utmost respect and dignity.”
“I moved my business to Unionville in the mid-70s and the Community of Markham has been very supportive to our family,” added Mariani. “Many of the residents of Union Villa were people that supported us and now I feel it’s time give back to them.”
Unionville Home Society-Union Villa is a charitable organization that has inspired hope and contributed to the health and well-being of seniors by providing quality care in a home-like environment for more than 50 years.
The organizers promise a fun day of golf, which starts at 6:30 a.m. with a hearty breakfast, followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start that will conclude with a BBQ lunch and presentations. Can’t make it to the tournament? No problem: you can support this event by being a sponsor or by making a patron donation.
Visit uhs.on.ca/foundation for information.
Photo: Golf tournament co-chairs Danny Fantini and Larry Mariani.