Charity sports events or­ga­nized by 20-some­things

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens -

A group of 20-some­things is or­ga­niz­ing a pair of charity sports events in South Glen­garry.

Spokesper­son, and com­mit­tee leader, Colton Gal­lant, says he’s amazed by the num­ber of peo­ple who have stepped forward to of­fer their help and sup­port.

Mem­bers of his group in­clude Tori Burns (22, Sum­mer­stown), Eric La­marche (21, Wil­liamstown), Leo Flood (22, Wil­liamstown), Cid Deschamps (21, Corn­wall), Cody Bour­get (25, Corn­wall), Yanik Ro­zon (21, Corn­wall), and Marni Cam­peau (21, Corn­wall).

Gal­lant notes that the first event on the docket is the third edi­tion of the Kicks for a Cause soccer tour­na­ment, to be held on the fields at Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School, on June 23.

All pro­ceeds raised at this event will be do­nated to Be­yond 21, a sup­port pro­gram for adults with de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties.

Games are 30 min­utes long, played five-on-five, plus a goal­keeper, on the mi­cro-sized fields.

The cost per team is $ 200 (6-12 play­ers). This is a co-ed tourney; there­fore; each squad must have a fe­male on the field at all times.

The aim is for 16 teams this year, up from the 12 that par­tic­i­pated in the 2017 event.

On July 21, at the beach in Char­lot­ten­burgh Park, Serv­ing Kind­ness, a vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment, will be held.

Gal­lant and his com­mit­tee have been co-or­di­nat­ing this event with Lissa Des­lan­des, of the Raisin River Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity, aiming for a suc­cess­ful in­au­gu­ral tourney.

Pro­ceeds will be di­vided up and do­nated to dif­fer­ent fam­i­lies in the area cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing fi­nan­cial hard­ship.

As with the soccer event, the cost per team is $200 (6-12 play­ers), and this is also a co-ed tourna-

ment, with each team re­quired to have a fe­male on the court at all times.

Al­though this event is still more than a month away, many in­di­vid­u­als and teams have ex­pressed in­ter­est in at­tend­ing, so or­ga­niz­ers an­tic­i­pate that spots will fill up quickly.

DJ Poswah (Eric Laszewski, 28, Corn­wall) has kindly agreed to spin tunes through­out the day.

Teams and in­di­vid­u­als are also en­cour­aged to book a camp­site to stay the night, sup­port­ing Char­lot­ten­burgh Park.

Lo­gos for both events were cre­ated by Colton’s older sis­ter, Cait­lyn Gal­lant, who also came up with the names.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Face­book event pages or call Colton Gal­lant at 613-360-8800.

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