Memorial golf tourney helps grant children’s wishes

Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament organizers Mike Konderka, Peggy Charron, and Jamie West are happy that this year’s tournament has raised over $20,000 to go to Help-A-Child-Smile. Photo submitted

Just over $20,000 was raised recently by golfers participating in the Annual Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament which will go towards helping children with cancer and their families to have an opportunity and have fun.

The organizers recently presented a cheque for $20, 021 to Help-A-Child-Smile, an organization that works with McMaster Children’s Hospital to send children being treated for cancer and their families on vacation.

In its twelfth year, the tournament has raised $146,745.00 for the charity.

“It’s amazing knowing where the money goes,” said tournament organizer Mike Konderka. “Every five grand sends the kids and their families on a well-deserved vacation.”.

The tournament is held in memory of noted local businessman and philanthropist Claude “The Cowboy” Poulin who passed away in 2014. He was a quiet supporter of many charities both internationally and locally which included Help-A-Child-Smile


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