Golfers drive record success for Upstream
September 14, 2022
OTTAWAUpstream Ottawa supporters came through in a big way on September 8, raising a record $47,000 for the charitable organization.
It was the largest amount of funds raised at a single event in the history of Upstream Ottawa Mental Health Community Support, which was founded in 1985.
The sold-out tournament, held at The Marshes, was supported by 34 donors and sponsors, and 19 volunteers. Companies and individuals provided amazing items for auction. These included private lessons from PGA Professional and Director of Instruction at The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Derek MacDonald; a Zulu Nyala safari trip; a signed hockey stick and jersey from Daniel Alfredsson; a Teslica Foldable Fat Tire E-bike; and a two-week session at Camp Otterdale.
“The result of this tournament far exceeded our expectations. We are so grateful to the generous golfers, sponsors, donors and volunteers who made the day a tonne of fun, but also a big financial success,” said Jenni Condon, Chair of the 2022 Golf Tournament. “These funds raised will make a real difference in the lives of Upstream’s clients.”
Upstream provides a range of critical community supports and affordable housing options to people living with suspected or confirmed mental illness and/or substance-use concerns. Services include: intensive mental health case management, housing, youth support services with a focus on Black youth and their families, crisis prevention, medication management and life-skills coaching.