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Putts and touchdowns for a Concordia cause

Golf & Greet fundraiser to support student athletes
May 15, 2013
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By George Menexis

Supporting Concordia student-athletes has become a passion for Ghislain Arsenault, owner of Montreal transportation company Truck ’N Roll.| Photo by Radu Diaconu
Supporting Concordia student-athletes has become a passion for Ghislain Arsenault, owner of Montreal transportation company Truck ’N Roll.| Photo by Radu Diaconu

Ghislain Arsenault, BComm 85, ran into Concordia Stingers football coach Gerry McGrath a few years back. Arsenault wanted to know how he could help the team become more competitive.

That conversation led to the creation of the Champions Club in 2009. Since then, the club has held four dinner events that have raised $250,000 to allow Concordia’s football program to recruit the best student-athletes and build a stronger program on the field — and help students in the classroom.

“The main goal of the club is to raise money for student-athlete scholarships and bursaries,” says Arsenault. “I greatly appreciate the dedication it takes to be a student-athlete.”

For its fifth fundraiser, the Champions Club is organizing a Golf & Greet event at the prestigious Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe Claire, Que. Current Stingers football players will caddy for all foursomes. After the golf, Concordia President Alan Shepard will be on hand at a cocktail reception.

Arsenault’s objective this year is to raise $45,000 to $50,000. “I think our role as alumni includes helping these student-athletes shine in their sport as well as in their classroom and in life,” says Arsenault. “That means attending games, volunteering our time and, importantly, providing financial support.”

Tickets are still available for the cocktail reception, which costs $100 and will also feature live and silent auctions and a raffle.

What: Football Champions Club: Golf & Greet
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Beaconsfield Golf Club, 49 Golf Ave., Pointe Claire
Cost: $100 | includes one toast, two drinks and appetizers
Registration deadline: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

For more information or to donate to the Champions Club, contact Caroline Apollon at Caroline.Apollon@concordia.ca or 514-848-2424, ext. 3381.

Related links:

•    Golf & Greet information
•    Concordia Stingers
•    Beaconsfield Golf Club



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