Duchene and Hodgson to host golf tournament 0
Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche shows how it's done at Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre. DARREN LUM/HALIBURTON ECHO/QMI AGENCY
Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre has announced that Matt Duchene, Cody Hodgson and friends will host the Minden Flood Relief Golf Tournament at their facilities in Haliburton on June 15. Duchene and Hodgson both born in Haliburton County have rallied to generate a sold out event in just 24 hours.
In the last few weeks of April and into early May parts of the Haliburton Highlands, in particular the township of Minden Hills, found itself a victim of unprecedented flooding that severely damaged both businesses and houses in the area resulting in $3.9 million in damage to private homes.
While it was indeed “lucky” that there were few injuries and no lives lost, the real tragedies were social and economic. Many families have been forced from their homes and, because flooding is considered “an act of God” often times insurance coverage is limited for those living in what is considered a flood plain.
“Because of this, our team at Pinestone Resort in partnership with key members of Haliburton County, have come together to help our neighbours with various fundraising initiatives to assist the flood victims in rebuilding their homes and their way of life,” said Matthew Phillips general manager, Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre. As an incentive to continue with this type of support, the province has said it will provide up to $2 for every $1 raised. “This means our community will need to raise approximately $1.3 million to coincide with the government’s flood relief program,” said Phillips.
“I am extremely proud of my involvement with the tournament and feel honoured lending my support to a great cause,” said Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche. “We hope that we can help raise awareness to the needs of the Minden Flood Relief victims and their families.”
Having already been featured on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada with Ron MacLean and Don Cherry along with Prime Time Sports host Bob McCown on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, the event has reached a level unimagined by the organizing committee in a very short time period.
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