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The 1st River Classic a Success

Mount Forest—January 8, 2020 — 88.7 The River held its first golf tournament in September of last year and raised a large sum of money that multiple non-profit groups will split.

“I consider the first River Classic to be a huge success, beyond my expectations,” said Rob Mattice, General Manager with 88.7 The River.

While the 18 hole scramble tournament took place at Pike Lake on September 25th, the planning started way back in early spring. The idea was to have a golf tournament and select partners that would help with the planning, execution and hopefully (if all goes well) raise some funds for each group. The River partnered with Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington, Get In Touch For Hutch and Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington. “The goal for our first attempt was to at least break even, we blew past that and actually raised a total of just over $22,000!” Mattice said.

We were able to host 86 golfers for a great day on the links. Although the weather may have rained on our parade once or twice, the participants and volunteers had a terrific experience!  The proceeds from this event are going to allow these organizations to do more work in our community. These programs make our community a better place to live. After all expenses were paid, each of these organizations received $2000 for their efforts. Cheque presentations were made in December (pics attached). “I couldn’t be happier with these 3 groups, all of our sponsors and of course, the golfers.” Mattice added, “it was an awesome day of golf, great dinner and lots of fun. Watch out for The River Classic 2020!”