Husky Energy presented two cheques for $25,000 each to two local charities in Lloydminster.
This year, like in years past, Husky Energy presented cheques to the Lloydminster Interval Home and the Lloydminster Sexual Assault Centre.
Money was raised during the Autumn Leaves Golf Tournament that happened in August of this past summer.
Tracy Kimmel, chairperson of the Autumn Leaves Golf Tournament, said after presenting the two charities with their cheques that giving back to organizations like them is a great way to assist organizations that lend support every day.
“Those two have always been the charities that have been supported throughout the tournament,” said Kimmel. “Other charities are able to apply for funding, but these two organizations supply volunteers for the golf tournament.”
Tammy Shopland, assistant executive director of the Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre, said that it was appreciative to recieve the donation from the golf tournament once again.
“We truly appreciate the ongoing support that we receive from the Husky Autumn Leaves Golf Tournament,” she said. “It is through this fundraiser that our public education program continues to grow with over 3,000 individuals receiving educational information over the past year on such topics as healthy relationships, bullying, Internet safety, OK and not OK touches.
“It is always a pleasure working with the golf tournament committee and are very thankful for their commitment to our agency and the communities we serve.”
Angela Rooks-Trotzuk, the executive director of the Lloydminster Interval Home, said that this donation from Husky is wonderful and will be put to good use.
“This donation will go towards our public education campaign, which doesn’t receive funding,” she said.
“We will be able to now go out to the community and do education on bullying, this is much needed in our community and will go a long way.”
Rooks-Trotzuk said that receiving this funding for a second year will build on the work that was done last year.
“It’s a nice relationship to have, it really means that they believe in what we are doing, and they believe in our organization,” she said. “They trust that we are good stewards of the fundraising that they do for us.”
Rooks-Trotzuk jokingly added that it’s a great experience to go out and enjoy the summer weather when volunteering during the Autumn Leaves Golf Tournament.
Plans are already underway for the 23rd year of the Autumn Leaves Golf Tournament.
“We are booked again for Aug. 21, 2015,” said Kimmel.