Cra­paud man hon­oured for fundrais­ing ef­forts with trip

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

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.

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