Bromont, Quebec – August 15, 2013 – The Golf Chateau Bromont fairway was packed with spectators and participants for the Fifth Annual JustWorld Benefit Golf Tournament, presented by Samuel Fils & Cie Limitée and the Samuel Group, on Monday, July 22, 2013. L’International Bromont show jumping tournament in Bromont, Quebec, was nothing short of a success for JustWorld International. The non-profit organization hosted a series of fundraising activities for supporters of all ages, with the Benefit Golf Tournament as the highlight fundraising event. The Canadian equestrian community joined together for the three-week series running from July 11-14, 17-21, and 24-28 raising over $17,000 raising support for their mission to provide nutrition, health, hygiene, education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children.
The lush greenery of the Golf Chateau Bromont was alive with action as participants swung for a just world during the Fifth Annual JustWorld Benefit Golf Tournament, presented by Samuel Fils & Cie Limitée and the Samuel Group. The golf tournament was organized by Canadian international judge Phililip Rozon, and was motivated by his desire to help JustWorld pursue their mission as an organization working as a catalyst for positive change in the developing world. The tournament was designed to bring together the equestrian community while continuing to raise awareness and funds for JustWorld International.
|Braden Kurby, Phil Rozon, Josh Delorme, and Dany Faucher|
“It was a spectacular day for golf, although we were not out in great numbers for gold, those who participated in the day, including the people who only came for the dinner, were very happy to support JWI, and that they did,” Rozon stated. “This was a record year for fundraising, in our fifth year we outdid ourselves and raised more than any other year. We all had a fun day and the kids that mean so much to us will have the chance to go on to greater and better lives in the future. In the JWI world a little goes a long way! Thanks to Roger Deslauriers and his team for making JWI a part of the International Bromont every year.”
|Jason Johnston, Charles Ewing, Lola Landes, Susan Burkman|
Team Burkman Capital comprised of Susan Burkman, Lola Landes, Charlie Ewing and Jason Johnston came in at the top for the day, winning first place with the impressive score of 71 points. The second place team was the Samuel Group Team including Domenic Vanelli, Daniel Bouchard, Gilles Tessier and Michel Patenaude. The L’International Bromont Team took the third place finish for the day with Roger Deslauriers, Real Boucher, Mario Sirois and Ghyslain Bourque.
Following the JustWorld Benefit Golf Tournament, an eloquent dinner was served at La Trattoria Restaurant where the Live Auction became the talk of the party. John Edwards won two VIP passes for week three of L’International Bromont Horse Show, while Ghyslain Bourque took home the coveted Van Dell Gold and Diamond Earrings, as well as the Butet Saumur Practice Saddle.
|Daniel Bouchard, Gilles Tessier, Domenic Vanelli, and Michel Patenaude|
Dinner attendees also had the opportunity to win door prize drawings such as a Samuel Bouki Watch, Bruno Delgrange Stirrup Leathers, a Dy’on Leather Lead Rope, two VIP tickets to the Just For Laughs Festival, and the specially designed Samuel Group and JustWorld prize packs.
The popular JustWorld Horseless Speed Derby concluded the series of fundraising events for the 2013 L’International Bromont Horse Show. The widely popular event took place on Thursday, July 25, and featured a miniature course designed by Leopoldo Palacios. Geoff Morgan acted as the MC for the event, while Rozon acted as the international judge.
|Real Boucher, Mario Deslauriers, Ghyslain Bourque, and Mario Sirois|
Rayman Butterfield took the first place finish during the derby, winning the voucher for one stall at the 2014 L’International Bromont Horse Show, courtesy of L’International Bromont. Aymen Tsouri raced to the second place, and Kevin Crosby won the third place. The audience had the opportunity to become involved in the action by placing bets on their favorite competitiors for a chance to win an Antares/JustWorld co-branded leather jumper breastplate, Antares Leather Hunt Girth, a gift certificate to L’International Bromont Boutique, or $50 cash.
The JustWorld miniature ponies made their way around the showgrounds throughout the competition weeks, raising awareness for JustWorld, as well as collecting additional donations from the general public. They strutted about in the Triple Crown Custom donation blankets raising an additional $300. The series of fundraising events raised over $17,000, and the JustWorld team is already beginning preparations to continue the fun and excitement for 2014.
|Bhaskar Dasgupta, John Edwards, Michael Lawrence, Kim Perrault|
Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization, which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala. There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have raised in excess of $6 million to date. For more information on JustWorld, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.