Foundation chosen as official charity for David Virgoe Memorial Golf Tournament

TORONTO, Ont.– The OTA Education Foundation has been selected as the designated charity for proceeds from the 3rd annual David Virgoe Memorial Golf Tournament & Silent Auction.



The golf tournament serves as a tribute to the late David Virgoe, a truck

driver and truck hero who lost his life after taking evasive action to avoid oncoming traffic caused by street racers on Highway 400 in June, 2007.


“I think that this is a really good fit”, said Debbie Virgoe, the wife of the late David Virgoe and organizer of this year’s charity event. “David placed a great deal of importance on education, and the OTA Education Foundation, with its ties to children of parents who work in the trucking industry, is the type of charity that we want this tournament’s proceeds to go to”.


“We certainly feel both honoured and privileged to have been selected by the tournament’s organizers to be the official charity for this year’s tribute to Mr. Virgoe”, said Scott Smith, chairman of the OTA Education Foundation. “While the story behind this event is truly a sad one, the silver lining is that several Ontario university and college students will benefit from the generosity of those who participate in this event”.


The 3rd Annual David Virgoe Memorial Golf Tournament and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday August 29, 2009 at the Harbourview Golf & Country Club in Gilford, Ontario. Proceeds from the tournament and silent auction will be used to fund OTA Education Foundation scholarships for students of parents who work in Ontario’s trucking industry. For more information, and to register, contact Debbie Virgoe at (705) 423-9223.

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