On September 13th, FRPO members participated in the 2021 FRPO Charity Golf Classic held at the Country Club in Woodbridge. This annual event supports Interval House which is Canada’s first centre for abused women and children. After the cancellation of the 2020 tournament due to COVID-19, it was wonderful to bring everyone together safely to raise funds for a great cause.
While there were several changes this year to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our players, one important tradition remained the same. We are pleased to announce that this year’s tournament raised over $63,000 which will directly benefit Interval House’s innovative and specialized programs. Over the last 12 years, this event has provided $711,000 to Interval House. FRPO and its members are proud to support the shelter’s lifesaving work to ensure access for women and children seeking refuge after experiencing family violence.
Throughout the pandemic, there has been an alarming increase in intimate partner violence. FRPO President and CEO Tony Irwin recently spoke with Lesley Ackrill, Executive Co-Director of Interval House to discuss FRPO’s partnership and what this support means to the shelter during these challenging times. Lesley also highlighted their recent “Bruised Fruit” awareness campaign.
We would also like to acknowledge the strong support of our sponsors, members and volunteers for making this event a great success. Thank you for your generosity and we look forward to the 2022 FRPO Charity Golf Classic.
ABOUT INTERVAL HOUSE: Interval House is the first centre for abused women and children in Canada. They are leaders in the campaign for women’s empowerment, providing innovative, specialized services that help women survivors of intimate partner violence and their children transform their lives and break the cycle of abuse.
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