Anglers and golfers unite to raise over $150,000 for community based mental health and affordable housing – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Anglers and golfers unite to raise over $150,000 for community based mental health and affordable housing 

Supporters from a variety of industries joined together this week to raise funds for two important charities that serve Calgarians with mental illness and help them find stable housing.

The 9th Annual Fish & Chips Golf Tournament & Fly-Fishing Derby, presented by Hamilton + Partners, in support of Horizon Housing Society and Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, took place on the Bow River and at the Cottonwood Golf & Country Club Thursday, September 12th. This year’s event raised over $150,000 for the charities, bringing the total amount raised over nine years to more than $1 million.

Proceeds directly benefit community based mental health programming and affordable housing initiatives for individuals and families whose lives are seriously impacted by mental illness or homelessness.
“Considering the challenging season Calgary faced with the spring flooding, we can’t be more grateful to all of those who came out to support our organizations for this event which supports our work helping people with mental health issues each and every day,” said Laureen MacNeil, Executive Director, CMHA – Calgary Region.