Charity sports events organized by 20-somethings
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.