AJAX, ON — August 23, 2022 – Elexicon Energy, the electricity distribution company serving parts of Durham Region and beyond, hosted its third annual Charity Golf Tournament last week at Deer Creek in Ajax and raised a record-breaking $200,000 for six vital community agencies in Durham and Belleville. The amount raised from this year’s tournament exceeds last year’s amount by $56,000.
The recipients of this year’s tournament provide a wide range of vital services in the communities Elexicon operates in, including supporting people with dementia, addressing food security and expanding education opportunities for young female students. The six recipients of Elexicon Energy’s Charity Golf Tournament are: Alzheimer Society of Durham Region, Autism Home Base, Grace Inn Shelter, Ontario Tech University, Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, and WindReach Farm Foundation.
More than 350 golfers participated in this year’s tournament, making the event one of the largest charity golf tournaments in Durham Region.
“The response to this year’s tournament was outstanding and so too was the day. We welcomed more than 350 golfers who helped raise a tremendous amount of money for six community agencies that provide vital services in the communities we serve. Community engagement is at the heart of how Elexicon Energy operates. We are more than electricity distributor. We are a dedicated partner that is committed to empowering our communities to create a better future, together.”
– Indrani Butany-DeSouza, President and CEO, Elexicon Energy
“The Alzheimer Society of Durham Region is incredibly honoured to have been selected as a charity recipient of Elexicon Energy’s Charity Golf Tournament. Funds raised will help us expand our reach, grow our programs and services, and bring hope to the nearly 12,000 people living dementia and their families across Durham Region. Thank you Elexicon for your unwavering support of those impacted by dementia in our community.”
– Gillian Barrie, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Durham Region
“We are extremely grateful to team Elexicon Energy and your fantastic golfers for supporting programs and opportunities for autistic adults. We are incredibly lucky to live in a community with generous leaders and champions. Thank you for caring about families like ours.”
– Judy Hanson, CEO, Autism Home Base
“We are immensely grateful for the support bestowed upon us by the Elexicon Energy Charity Golf Tournament. Their generosity enables Grace Inn Shelter to extend our arms further, offering solace and hope to those in need. Their contributions not only provide financial aid but also affirm the strength of our community’s compassion and unity.”
– Jodie Jenkins, Board Chair/Founder, Grace Inn Shelter
“The Women for STEM program at Ontario Tech University is incredibly honoured to be chosen as a recipient of the Elexicon Energy Charity Golf Tournament. Behind every successful student is a community of supporters encouraging them as they pursue their dreams. We are grateful that we can count Elexicon as a vital part of our community at Ontario Tech. The Women for STEM program is providing opportunities for women students to fulfill their potential in science, technology, engineering and math-based fields with the help of donors and partners like Elexicon. Together, we are empowering women graduates to tackle the challenges of the future, improve our communities, and make the world a better place by giving them the tools and support they need.”
– Lee Hays, Executive Director, Advancement, Ontario Tech University
“Thank you to Elexicon Energy, tournament participants and sponsors. Your generosity will help put food on the tables of hundreds of people in the Uxbridge community. We are so grateful for the support.”
– Heather Stover, Board Member, Donation Coordinator & Community Liaison, Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
“Being a recipient of funds from Elexicon Energy Charity’s Golf Tournament has a huge impact on the lives of those who have limited options in our community! As a small charity a donation of this size makes a big difference and will assist in our ability to continue to provide programs and services for those of all ages and abilities. Thank you, Elexicon Energy!”
– Carol Dahlquist, Executive Director, WindReach Farm Foundation
About Elexicon Energy
Elexicon Energy powers life’s most meaningful moments. As the fourth largest municipally owned electricity distributor in Ontario, our vision is to empower the communities we serve and help customers seize opportunities to ignite a better future. We provide more than 175,000 residential and business customers with reliable and affordable energy services. Elexicon Energy is owned by five municipalities: the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Town of Whitby, the City of Belleville and the Municipality of Clarington. Learn more at elexiconenergy.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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