TORONTO, Ont. — The OTA Education Foundation has again been selected to be the designated charity for proceeds from the 4th annual David Virgoe Memorial Golf Tournament and silent auction. The tournament serves as a tribute to the late David Virgoe, an heroic truck driver who lost his life after taking evasive action to avoid oncoming traffic caused by street racers on Highway 400 in June 2007.
“Along with remembering David, assisting those with ties to trucking is one of our key objectives,” says Debbie Virgoe, wife of the late David Virgoe, organizer of the charity event, and advocate for road safety. “It’s great to know that the proceeds from this event will be used to fund scholarships for children of parents who work in the trucking industry. This is a great way to honour David’s memory. Education was important to him.”
“On behalf of the Foundation’s board of directors, I would like to extend the Foundation’s appreciation to Mrs. Virgoe for selecting the Foundation as the official charity for a second year in a row,” says Scott Smith, chairman of the OTA Education Foundation. “We feel privileged to be part of this tribute to David Virgoe. This event is the result of a tragedy, but it’s a comfort to know that several Ontario university and college students will benefit from the generosity of those who participate in this event.”
The tournament will take place at the Harbourview Golf and Country Club in Gilford, Ont. on Sept. 18. For more information or to register, contact Debbie Virgoe at 705-423-9223 or visit www.ontruck.org/educationfoundation.
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