·  by Darren Green, USW Local 5328

USW Cares: Rick Woods Memorial Golf Tournament 2017

On Saturday June 17, the Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council along with USW Local 5328 hosted our annual Rick Woods Memorial Golf Tournament at the Kings Forest Golf and Country Club. The tournament is held in the name of Rick Woods, a long time WSIB activist with USW Local 5328 and passed away suddenly at age 50. It started out as a fundraiser for an education fund Rick's daughter who was autistic. 

As she grew older, she no longer needed the money. The Area Council and the local then agreed to donate any funds raised to Hamilton Food Share, an agency serving the Hamilton area by purchasing and providing food for the many food banks there. Food Share has an incredible purchasing power in that for every dollar donated they are able to purchase five dollars in food.

Once again this year, the tournament organizers and volunteers were able to present them with a cheque for $10,000. This is the third year in a row that they have been able to reach the $10,000 mark and is a testament to the hard work of the volunteers from SOAR and Hamilton USW locals.

The tournament is known throughout the province and has included politicians from all three levels of governments. The main speech this year was delivered by Scott Duvall, former Steelworker, president of USW Local 5328, city councilor and current NDP Member of Parliament for Hamilton Mountain.

A big thanks to our SOAR members Harvey Woodrow and Lena Sutton for their endless energy in making this happen.

Photo Album: Rick Woods Memorial Golf Tournament 2017

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