Kingston REALTORS® host 6th annual Charity Golf Tournament for wildlife centre

Rhonda Grant and Brandon Grant extend their heartfelt thanks to the sponsors, golfers and donors who together raised $8,755 at the 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre. Over the past six years, this tournament has raised a grand total of $38,831. Proceeds of this summer’s event will help to fund the construction of an aviary for injured birds.

“On behalf of Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre (SPWC), we thank each and everyone of you for supporting the care and rehabilitation of wildlife!” write organizers Rhonda Grant and Brandon Grant. “Special thanks to our terrific sponsors who have generously sponsored and donated for our 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for Sandy Pines.”

Thompson Chrysler was the major sponsor again this year. For the third year in a row, Doug Allan of Allan Insurance Agencies has sponsored the Hole in One; the prize this year was a Jeep Cherokee.

Green sponsors included Ken Collins, Edith and Steve Hrynchyshyn; Janet and Don Armour – Sutton Group; Commercial Door Systems (CDS); Better Bath by Design; Leonards Fuels; SurNet; Action Flooring; Cataraqui Pet Hospital; Bob Stacey, Sutton Group; Creative Solutions; MP Marine Services; Kyle Goodwins; Kingston Dodge; Acadian Computer Service; Richmond Veterinary Clinic; Bay Electric and Pet Panache.

Tee sponsors included Ken Collins; Sousa Ready Mix; Edith and Steve Hrynchyshyn; Sutton Group – Masters Realty Inc.; Better Bath by Design; Vera Nash, Investment Funds Advisor; Copper Branch; Audi Kingston; Frank’s Worldwide Movers and Dominion Home Inspections.

Rhonda and her son Brandon were first inspired to organize a fundraiser for the SPWC when they learned about the founder’s personal mission. In 1994, Sue Meech took it upon herself to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild mammals, birds and reptiles/amphibians. She is licensed provincially by the Ministry of Natural Resources and federally by Canadian Wildlife Services to provide care and shelter for animal wildlife.


This story was adapted – with permission – from one originally featured on the Sutton Spirit website. The Sutton Spirit program recognizes Sutton associates across Canada that improve and enhance the lives of the people around them.

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