On Wednesday November 26th, 2014 Rotarians Kelly McKinney, Co-Chair of the Rotary Loves Kids Golf Tournament and Len Kennedy, President of Rotary Club of Belleville, presented the Quinte Children’s Foundation with a cheque for $11,500 for the QCF Reach for Success bursary program at the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Board meeting. Commenting on the donation, President Len Kennedy remarked, “Our members are proud to contribute to the Reach for Success Bursary Program. To-date over $100,000 from our Rotary Loves Kids Golf Tournament has been donated to help youth continue their post-secondary education.”
“On Friday July 18th, the amazing support of golfers and the people who attended Party in the Square helped Rotary Club of Belleville to raise a recording breaking $115,000. These funds will go to numerous programs to helps kids, such as Reach for Success bursary awards. We are ecstatic with the results and this would not be possible without the amazing support of our sponsors”, said Kelly McKinney, Co-Chair Rotary Loves Kids Golf Tournament.
QCF’s Board Chair, Ken Schmidt said, “This past May, we gave out 70 bursaries to help youth continue their post-secondary education. Through amazing partnerships, like the Rotary Loves Kids golf tournament and donations from the community, we are able to help youth in care reach their goals”.
Kayla LeMottee, currently studying at Loyalist College and a Reach for Success bursary recipient attended the cheque presentation to mark this milestone event. Kayla thanked Rotarians for their continued support over the past 12 years and for contributing over $100,000 so that youth, just like her, would be able to continue their education!
Mark Kartusch, Executive Director with Highland Shores Children’s Aid thanked all Rotarians and the many individuals who helped to make the golf tournament another successful one this year. “All youth deserve the opportunity to expand their horizons through education. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Belleville and this wonderful community event, the lives of many young people have been changed”, he commented.