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NEWS: The AFC’s 21st Annual Big Swing Charity Golf Tournament raises a record $112,190 for entertainment professionals in need

Toronto – June 21, 2017 – The 21st Annual Big Swing Golf Tournament brought together members of the entertainment industry on Monday, June 19 to enjoy a great day of golf in support of the most vulnerable members of our community. The tournament raised an incredible $112,190 for entertainment professionals facing crisis situations.

“The Big Swing Golf Tournament is such a great example of how the community comes together to help our own,” said AFC President Fiona Reid. “We are deeply grateful to our co-presenter DGC Ontario for their continued partnership, as well as our wonderful sponsors and donors for their generosity.”

“A day like this can’t happen without the involvement of many and we would like to salute the chair of the fundraising committee Wendy Moss for once again securing outstanding sponsorships. Our sincere thanks to the chair of the golf committee Sugith Varughese and committee members Judah Katz, Phil Flagler and Eugene Clark for their dedication to making the Big Swing Tournament a truly special day for everyone.”

The AFC would like to thank the golfers and the volunteers for supporting the work of The AFC.

The Big Swing Golf Tournament is an opportunity for industry members to spend a day together in support of colleagues going through difficult times. Producers, suppliers, labour leaders, technicians, agents and performers all took part, enjoying a day on the course followed by a banquet lunch. At the post-tournament banquet, Joanne Barrington, second vice-chair DGC Ontario, presented a cheque of $30,000 to The AFC’s president Fiona Reid.

The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate and confidential support, The AFC helps Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work. In the last 24 months, The AFC has distributed over $1 million in emergency financial aid to help entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film & TV, music, theatre and dance.

For a list of sponsors, the program and photos of the event, please visit AFChelps.ca/BigSwing2017



David Hope

Executive Director

The AFC – the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry


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