A summer golf tournament in Windsor has raised money for three worthy charities.
The 2023 Roseland Responder Classic took place in June at Roseland Golf and Curling Club in Windsor. $21,000 was raised from the event, which is being split among the groups, the Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County (WECB), the Windsor Fire Benefit Fund, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
The CMHA's Sole Focus Project will use its share to support mental health education, training, and awareness.
"Mental health is key to our well-being, and we can’t be truly healthy without it," said CMHA Interim CEO Luciano Carone. "It involves how we feel, think, act, and interact with the world around us. Mental health is about realizing our potential, coping with the normal stresses of life, and making a contribution to our community."
The Windsor Firefighters Benefit Fund supports their members, individuals, and families in need. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics engages law enforcement officers in programs that include those with disabilities.
Rose City Ford is the presenting partner for the golf series, dubbed the Road to 100, in commemoration of Roseland's 100th birthday in 2026.
"We are committed to supporting organizations and individuals who contribute to the well-being of our community, and we would like to thank all of the dedicated emergency responders who work tirelessly to make Windsor-Essex a better place to live and work," said Rose City Ford General Manager Scott Ohler.
The next Roseland Responder Classic is set for June 14, 2024.