(Moncton, N.B., May 3, 2017) – Dust off those clubs and warm up that swing!

Registration is now open for the 25th annual YMCA of Greater Moncton Charity Golf Tournament, being held June 5 at Royal Oaks Golf Club.

“We’re extremely proud to mark the silver anniversary of this event, which is always a great day of golf, giving, and fun!” says Bonnie MacFadyen, Vice President, Philanthropy and Volunteer Development for the local YMCA.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which raises much-needed financial support for children, teens, and families who are unable to afford the full cost of participation in a YMCA program or activity.

“On average, one in five kids coming to the YMCA requires assistance to join and remain in a Y program,” says MacFadyen. “These programs often have a significant positive influence on the lives of children, as well as youth, and families. Funds raised through this tournament help us to ensure that every child, youth, and family has access to Y programs, ultimately leading to a healthier community. Register a team now to help us in that goal!”

National Bank is proud to be sponsoring the 25th annual YMCA Charity Golf Tournament and has been the key sponsor since the event’s inception.  “We extend our deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to National Bank for its long-standing support,” says Zane Korytko, YMA of Greater Moncton CEO. “Your generosity has truly made a difference in lives.”

Since it was first launched in 1992, the YMCA of Greater Moncton Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $450,000.

“It’s uplifting to have witnessed the community support for this event over the past 25 years and to know the impact it has made locally for children, youth, and families,” says MacFadyen.

In addition to golf, the tournament—open to teams of five—will feature a deluxe buffet meal, live and silent auctions, and great prizes, she says.

To learn more about how to take part in the tournament, either as a player or sponsor, or how to make a donation, contact Bonnie MacFadyen at 857-0606 or bonnie.macfadyen@ymcamoncton.com.