Beaver Truck Centre raises $13,000 at charity golf tournament

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WINNIPEG, Man. — Beaver Truck Centre raised $13,000 at its third charity golf tournament, held at the Elmhurst Golf and Country Club July 18. The tournament, entitled, “Manitoba Truckers Going the Distance,” donates proceeds to SCE LifeWorks, an organization that helps adults with intellectual disabilities to work and participate in the community.

The sold out event drew a diverse group of Beaver Truck Centre clients, suppliers, and staff in the transportation and trucking industry, according to event organizers.

“Every year I continue to be amazed by the tremendous support of our industry for this charity event,” says Barry Searcy, president of Beaver Truck Centre. “The folks who come out to the tournament have two things in common: their love of golf and their desire to raise funds for a worthy cause. It’s a winning combination.     

“The Manitoba Trucking community is awesome,” Searcy says. “We had participants from as far away as Ontario and the US playing in this tournament. On behalf of the Beaver Truck Centre team, I am grateful for the generosity of spirit of everyone involved.”

“This was another incredibly well-executed event,” said Oly Backstrom, president and CEO of SCE LifeWorks. “The monies raised through this tournament will help SCE LifeWorks fulfill their mandate of providing inclusive services to the people we support. On behalf of SCE LifeWorks and the people we support, a sincere thank you to Barry Searcy, the Beaver Truck Centre team, the generous sponsors, as well as the golfers, for hosting and participating in this tournament.”

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