by Rebecca Wagner, Director of External Relations
On August 24th, approximately 150 alumni and friends came together from across Southwestern Ontario to tee off in support of United College. This signature annual gathering is a tradition for many alumni, with some folks having attended all 14 tournaments.
Over the past 14 years, the tournament has supported a variety of priority projects at United College, each one critical to the student experience and the legacy of the college.
To commemorate the college’s 60th anniversary, the United College $60K for 60 fundraising campaign was officially kicked off, with proceeds from the golf tournament supporting this effort. United College will bring the next generation of students together by enhancing outdoor amenities and building a pavilion with a seating area, a basketball court, and a playground for the children of students in the graduate building.
The tournament supported the building of outdoor amenities on the United College campus.
The college regularly hears from students about the importance of spaces for building connection and community. Moses Tetui, a postdoctoral scholar living in the graduate building at United College, recently shared the following:
United College has great space around it, when you have young children, being able to allow them to explore the environment around them in a safe way while you carry on with other cares, is a dream for every parent. An improved family-friendly outdoor space will not only enhance the family and community connection experience that we all need to thrive but will also give parents like me another reason to smile.
Thanks to everyone who supported this year’s golf tournament, United College is $23,000 closer to shaping the next 60 years of student success, social connection, and community.