NHL players Adam Henrique and Brandon Montour will be teaming together with the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund to host the inaugural Henrique/Montour Charity Golf Classic this August at the Brantford Gold and Country Club.
The tournament was originally scheduled for last July but had to be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. We have been working closely with the Brantford Golf and Country Club to plan an amazing event while adhering to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
“We have been so privileged to have the opportunity to pursue our dreams as athletes, and we believe it is our time to give back to a community that paved way for our success,” Henrique and Montour stated in a joint press release.
“Brantford and Brant County is a place that we call home, a place where we put our skates on for the first time and a place that we will forever be grateful for the memories we’ve created. We believe the game of hockey has not only challenged us physically, but mentally. Because of this sport, we have learned determination, the value of teamwork, integrity and leadership; skills that we hope every child can develop.
“We are grateful for the opportunities provided to us as young athletes, however, that is not the case for many families and children eager to be a part of a team. We have decided to team up with the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund as an opportunity to give back to a community that has given us so much. Thank you!”
Henrique, a Burford native, currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks while Montour, who is from Ohsweken, is now playing for the Florida Panthers.
All proceeds from this tournament will go to the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund “Sponsor A Child” campaign. The fund is based in Brantford and Brant County and it has supported low income families since 2000.
The tournament is currently sold out, however Sponsorships with golf tickets are still available.
For more information on the tournament or the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund, visit www.arnoldandersonsportfund.com, email email@example.com or call 519-759-8404.
Our sport grants have been leveling the playing field financially for low income Brantford, County of Brant and Six Nations families for over 20 years. We assist parents and caregivers who may have limited financial freedom to provide opportunities for their children to experience an active lifestyle in an organized sport. Participating in sport has many recorded and documented values for children and youth but also to families and to the community.Find out more about AASF
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