Timberwolf hosted the Brain Injury Association Sudbury and District’s 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 13th. This was the first time in many years that Timberwolf had the opportunity to host this great event. The tournament welcomed over 100 golfers, including survivors, sponsors, and caregivers. Although the exact funds raised from this year’s tournament have not been totaled, the organizers anticipate this year’s amount will be an increase from last year’s total. That number is expected to be over $17,000.
The beautiful weather helped in making the tournament an enjoyable day for all of the golfers and volunteers. Another big hit was that each of the golfers were able to go home with a prize, thanks to the incredible support from the tournament’s sponsors. This year’s support included 10 prime sponsors and 10 tee block sponsors. Some great games on the course included a putting contest with hockey sticks, a horse shoe contest, and a fun game where golfers used a water gun to knock down golf balls.
The Brain Injury Association Sudbury and District (BIASD) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1995. The organization raises awareness for brain injuries and provides support for survivors and caregivers. The main purpose is to be the voice of people who have acquired brain injuries and to continue to develop programs to assist them. BIASD is run entirely by volunteers and relies fully on the funding from donations and community fundraisers to run their programs. It is the group of dedicated volunteers who are the life of the organization.
Programs that BIASD run include injury prevention programs, where the focus is on educating the community on the risks associated with certain activities. These programs include providing educational activities and spreading information about acquired brain injuries. Their helmet awareness campaign is one of their big ones. BIASD also runs different support groups, both for survivors and caregivers
BIASD’s annual golf tournament is the largest fundraiser they host – it is the event that fuels them for the programs they run throughout the year. Timberwolf was thrilled to be a part of this year’s event and looks forward to it for the years to come!
If you would like to get involved with BIASD you can visit their website at www.biasd.ca. There are opportunities to become a member or to volunteer with them.