The Las Vegas Golden Knights ahead acted as honorary president of the thirty first version of the Veilleux Caron Cobick Nolet Golf Open, introduced Friday at l’Oiselet d’Amos Golf Club. The occasion raises funds for younger athletes from Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Nicolas Roy himself benefited from the monetary assist of his group when he was nonetheless a younger hockey participant. Now that he’s making an expert profession, he finds it essential to assist the next generation.
I’ve been competing in the Open for just a few years. They encourage younger athletes from Amos and the area. I believe it is a terrific alternative to become involved for a terrific trigger. Myself, I used to be fortunate to have a scholarship from the Athlete’s Fund once I was youthful, so for positive I wish to give again at the identical time, says the 24-year-old athlete.
For its thirty first version, the Omnium Veilleux Caron Cobick Nolet struck a blow by recruiting Nicolas Roy as honorary president. The group even needed to refuse registrations attributable to well being measures.
It’s a bit of a return to regular, however we nonetheless had directions from the golf course for as many golfers as doable, so we went for the most. Today we now have 124 golfers. Usually, we’re round 180. Unfortunately, this yr we needed to refuse foursomes, attributable to the requirements, additionally to the honorary president and to the entire group, specifies one of the organizers, Yannick Roy.
Support athletes and organizations
This won’t forestall the Open from attaining its goals and giving once more this yr $ 11,000 to 5 sports activities organizations, together with $ 3,000 to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Athlete Fund. He took benefit of the occasion to distribute scholarships totaling $ 8,650 to eight beginner athletes working in summer time sports activities.
The mission of the Athlete Fund is to obtain so as to give again. Over the previous two years, we now have signed particular agreements with varied companions. What is attention-grabbing with the addition of these essential monetary companions is that we will improve scholarships. Because it has been over 20 years that we now have given the identical quantities to athletes and we now have not listed them to the value of dwelling, underlines President Bernard Blais.
In 35 years of existence, the Athlete’s Fund has redistributed greater than 1,100 scholarships totaling greater than $ 735,000.