Written by Tara Ciecko

Junior Earns Foundation Grant

Fairwinds Junior Member Meets David Hearn and Supports Alzheimers

On July 22, 2019 the eighth edition of the annual The David Hearn Foundation Charity Classic was held at Brantford Golf and Country Club in Ontario and one of our own Junior Members, Jon-Robbie Watson was a part of it. The goal for the 2019 event was to raise $160,000 to be split between local and national Alzheimer Society chapters.

Jon-Robbie was one of only four junior golfers in Canada to be awarded the David Hearn Foundation Kia Grant. Recipients were provided transportation and accommodations to attend The David Hearn Foundation Charity Classic as well as $4,500 to go to the Alzheimer’s Chapter of his choice.

Jon-Robbie is the first BC (and Nanoose) recipient of the grant. “Golf makes me happy. I loved my Nanna and to be able to play a game you love and help your community makes me feel really good” said Jon-Robbie.

Jon-Robbie’s dad let people know that he is a member at Fairwinds and that his coach is Helene Delisle. “A big thank-you goes to David Hearn/Kia Foundation, Fairwinds Golf Club, Cascadia Martial Arts and the rest of the Community for always being so kind to him on the course and off. It takes a community to help to raise a child and we are so happy to live here.” his mom said.

During the tournament in which his dad was a spectator Jon-Robbie made the “money shot” and sunk a 30 foot putt which put a big smile on his face.

Founded in 2015, the David Hearn Foundation’s central focus is to support the Alzheimer Society of Canada in reducing the personal and social impacts of the disease by raising funds to provide individuals and families with needed programs and services.

Read More about the David Hearn Foundation.

Congratulations Jon-Robbie!

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