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OGMA helps Wounded Warriors


September 22, 2014
By Patrick Flannery


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ennio_crushingSept. 22, 2014 – Early clouds gave way to a beautiful day for golf at the Ontario Glass and Metal Association's fall golf tournament Sept. 18, but the big story was a huge outpouring of support for Wounded Warriors ,
a charity dedicated to helping Canadian Forces veterans. The OGMA
collected $5,500 that will go toward helping veterans with
post-traumatic stress disorder and those who have had other difficulties
re-integrating into society after leaving service. The tournament took
place at Richmond Hill Golf Club in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Sept. 22, 2014 – Early clouds gave way to a beautiful day for golf at the Ontario Glass and Metal Association's fall golf tournament Sept. 18, but the big story was a huge outpouring of support for Wounded Warriors , a charity dedicated to helping Canadian Forces veterans. The OGMA collected $5,500 that will go toward helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and those who have had other difficulties re-integrating into society after leaving service. The tournament took place at Richmond Hill Golf Club in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Richard Martin, a board director for Wounded Warriors, accepted the big cheque from Doug Morris of Morris Glass and Windows. Golfers were challenged to show up wearing camouflage clothing, spurring a donation by the OGMA which was matched by donations from several sponsor companies. Matching the OGMA's $1,000 donation were: Valley Metals, Tagg Industries, Security Mirror and Toro Group/Commdor Aluminum/ProTemp Glass. Quiktemp/Ultimate Creative Designs also chipped in $500. Ron Knox of Security Mirror made his donation in dramatic fashion, joining the sponsors at the front of the room following Martin's moving description of the program at the post-golf dinner.

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Proud donors to Wounded Warriors.


 

Also announced at the dinner was the recipient of the OGMA's $500 education bursary, Shawn Perry. Perry was selected by the staff of the Ontario Industrial and Finishing Skills Centre to receive the OGMA's fourth bursary recognizing an outstanding glazing apprentice. Perry works for Erie Glass in Chatham, Ont. OIFSC instructor Steve Laird noted Perry is extremely knowledgeable in the trade, getting top grades and showing great willingness to help other students.

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About 100 golfers enjoyed the day and a tasty roast beef dinner.


 

There was some golfing, too. Low score on the day went to the team of Ron Knox and George Hunak (Security Mirror), Brian Hall (Brichem Sales) and Pastor Jim Nolson of the Campus Church. Most honest golfers were Jen Harnest (Prelco/PGP), Doug Lilja (Ferguson-Neudorf) and Al Perrault. Numerous other prizes were handed out for closest to the pin, long drive and other games. 

Photos from the day are on Facebook .

For more information
ogma.ca
woundedwarriors.ca


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