Okanagan Electrical Systems (“OES”) held their first annual charity golf tournament at Sunset Ranch on Thursday July 18, 2019 and raised over $16,000 for youth and mental health services in the community.
OES owners Brent Stevens and Noah Feist were looking for a fun and meaningful way to give back in the community where their company does business and their families are growing. “We decided on a golf tournament because we knew that the companies we work with on a daily basis, our friends and family would come out to support and have fun” shared Noah.
The duo made the decision to fundraise equally for the Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna Branch. “The causes are personal for us,” stated Brent “accessible mental health services are so important within the community and the connection to childhood trauma is very real, these two organizations represented exactly where we wanted to give back.”
Equal cheques, in the amount of $8120.00 were presented on July 23, 2019 to organizers from both organizations.
“We are so happy to be working with these organizations, the work they do is so important. We’re already looking forward to next year as we grow this event and build on what we started here this year. We couldn’t be more grateful to all of the sponsors, supporters and golfers for taking part in making this difference in the community” stated Brent.
For more information on Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna Branch visit: www.cmhakelowna.org
For more information on the Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna project visit: www.CACkelowna.com