MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Charger Golf Tournament Raises $15,000 in Support of Healthy Fathers and Families
TORONTO, ON – (September 15, 2017) The Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF) is excited to announce the receipt of $15,000 to support its healthy fathers and families programs through the proceeds of the 2017 Charger Foundation Golf Tournament, which took place on June 20, 2017.
The Charger Foundation’s first two annual events have raised a combined $25,000 in support of unprecedented programs that are improving the lives of families, including “Fathering After Separation or Divorce” and peer support groups dedicated to boys, men and fathers.
“Charger is so pleased to be able to support the CCMF,” said Charger Foundation Chairman Louis Sapi. “Our society is lacking in its support of single and divorced fathers and their children. CCMF has become a critical support group and advocate for this cause. Children need their fathers as part of their lives. CCMF helps make sure our governments and courts are reminded of this.”
“We are extremely grateful to the Charger Foundation and its chairperson Mr. Louis Sapi for the amazing support and dedication they have shown,” said CCMF Executive Director Justin Trottier.
“We also wish to share our appreciation for the event’s key sponsors: HS & Partners LLP, The Office Mover, Vaknin Law, Hockley Miller, and Hennessy & Hinchcliffe.”
The single-father household is now the fastest growing family form in Canada. Studies clearly demonstrate the strong link between father involvement and a wide range of positive outcomes of children. Yet fathers tend to be more isolated and less likely to access support services when they need them.
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families is a unique facility focused on promoting and sustaining father involvement as a critical element of child welfare through a wide variety of our programs and services.
“Louis Sapi has been a strong and early champion of our cause, and his vision of a future where many more children benefit from a strong and loving relationship with their fathers has been turned into concrete that is making a positive difference,” said Trottier.
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