Organizers of the tournament, Jim Sagriff and George Johnson presented Executive Director Sandie Sidsworth and Sue Rollins with a cheque for $4000.00.
A Huge Thank You!!
On August 15th, 2020 we had our first annual Alex Sagriff Memorial Golf Tournament. It was a successful day in so many ways. The event raised $8220 dollars! We could not have accomplished this without the generosity of donors like you, participants and volunteers. The money will be distributed between three local organizations in the Belleville area, the Enrichment Centre for Mental Health, Heart and Stroke and the Alex Sagriff Bursary for a deserving graduate.
To the many companies and individuals who provided items for the raffles and/or donated to sponsor a hole…thank you. These contributions created a memorable and fun day for all, in addition to the fundraising. Brandon Mclean at the Bay of Quinte golf course, you and your staff were accommodating, very professional and provided an exceptional lunch, bar service and organized golf tournament. Thank you to C&B Cresting for the golf shirts and swag bags that each golfer received. Thank you to Goldfarb Signs for donating Alex’s banner and for creating all of the sponsorship signs for the 18 holes. The photo of Alex, also made by you, was beautiful and the perfect addition to the 18th hole. Laurie Osbourne, your support and assistance with designing the banner was immeasurable, as is your friendship. Thank you also for arranging the donation of water from Oak Hills Artesian Water.
To all the volunteers… thank you. Without you, this day could not have happened. My family and Alex’s close friends were rock stars that day. To all the golfers, I hope you are all able to come back next year! You made it all fun and easy. Last, but not least, to George Johnson… who made me move forward with this idea to do some event in Alex’s honour that would help our community for years to come. You have become a good friend and partner in this journey and I couldn’t have done this without you. On a side note, my sister Allyson reminded me of all the butterflies that day. They were everywhere. I golf at this course 3 times a week and have never seen so many until that day. Alex was there that day for sure.
Written by Allison Tuft’s, Korah’s Butterfly is the story of best friends Korah and Ally. They loved to spend their days laughing and playing at their favourite place. Ally spends much of her time teaching Korah about life and about ever after. One day Ally leaves Korah’s side and goes to heaven. As Korah sits on the dock missing Ally, a beautiful butterfly lands on her shoulder. Korah remembers all of the lessons Ally taught her and realizes this beautiful butterfly could be her.
This book will act as a resource for children, and parents of children, who have experienced profound loss that is often hard for a child to understand. This book has a message for all ages.