On Friday, Sept. 17, the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA Ports) hosted its 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament with the help of our sponsors, staff and volunteers.

Almost 100 golfers from port partner companies participated, enjoying a perfectly sunny day at King’s Forest Golf Club in Hamilton. Despite a reduced capacity due to COVID, the event raised a combined $21,000 for Brigs Youth Sail Training, Simcoe Hall Settlement House in Oshawa and Mission to Seafarers, Southern Ontario.

“We would like to thank all of the golfers, the event’s title sponsor, QSL, and all of our generous sponsors for making the day possible,” said HOPA Ports CEO, Ian Hamilton. “Every opportunity to be together (or golf) in person is something we cherish these days so we appreciate you taking the time.”

All of the proceeds from this year’s tournament will be going to:

Brigs Youth Sail Training: Dedicated to building leadership, self-efficacy, and self-esteem in youth 13-18 through tall ship sailing experiences on the Great Lakes. Visit www.brigs.ca to learn more.

Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario: cares for all seafarers who arrive in the Ports of Hamilton and Oshawa, Port Colborne and Toronto. For more information, please visit: www.mtsso.org

Simcoe Hall: provides wellness opportunities through their food bank, and programs to serve children, seniors, and families who experience financial and social challenges. To learn more, please visit simcoehall.com