Crapaud man honoured for fundraising efforts with trip
Robert Cairns of Crapaud was the grand prize winner of a return trip for two people to any WestJet destination in the recent 10th annual Open Door Outreach Golf Tournament.
Cairns raised over $2,700 for Open Door and his name was drawn from a pool of six other golfers who also raised $1,500 or more.
Other top fundraisers in the Golf Tournament were Tom Janes who raised $2,300, and Neal Millman who raised $2,200. Four other golfers raised $1,500 or more as well.
All 20 golfers went home with a great prize benefitting the ongoing work of Open Door Outreach in the Provincial Correctional Centre.
As Open Door receives no government funding this tournament is their biggest fundraiser of the year.
Open Door, in its 10 anniversary year as a charity, is dedicated to opening doors and helping Prince Edward Island women who are incarcerated and addicted experience freedom and real change.
Their programs and services for women at the Provincial Correctional Centre include personal mentoring, group programs and assistance with transitions into the community.
The idea is for this event is each golfer tries to acquire financial donations from friends, family and co-workers in an attempt to raise $1,500. Some golfers meet that goal, some exceed it and some bring in less but it is all acceptable as it makes a significant impact and it all counts.