Recovery Shot Golf Tournament Raises Over $200K

Renascent’s 27th Recovery Shot Golf Tournament may have started with light rain, but it ended with sunshine, smiles, and $206,100 in donations.

“This year’s event may have been our best one yet,” says Guy Bonnell, Tournament Chair. “Not only did we have incredible weather and a great time, we raised awareness and unprecedented funds to support the critical work happening every day at Renascent. It was a great day of golf, and it was a day that helped Renascent save lives.

Again supported by title sponsor Unifor, the tournament was held on September 21, 2022 at Angus Glen Golf Club. The day included delicious food, silent and live auctions, a 50/50 draw, prizes and moving alumni stories. SportsNet host, Justin Bourne, emceed the evening in style by sharing powerful stories of his own recovery and encouraging attendees to participate in fundraising activities.

Emcee Justin Bourne (right) celebrates after a good shot on the green at Angus Glen Golf Club.

While tremendously enjoyable, the tournament’s importance was not lost on participants. Through Recovery Shot, Renascent Foundation raises funds that help remove the barriers many people face in accessing addiction treatment. These generous donations help people recover, rebuild their lives, and reconnect with society.

In addition to Unifor and tournament participants, partner sponsor Ford Motor Company and other corporate sponsors generously supported the event. Among their contributions was a pre-game BBQ lunch provided by Toronto Electrical Industry Benefit Administration Services Limited and IBEW Local 353.

“We were thrilled to host our many supporters once again at Recovery Shot Golf Tournament,” notes Renascent CEO, Laura Bhoi. “This wonderful event combines friendly competition and comradery with a truly meaningful way to make a difference. To have such strong continued support for this event, illustrates our community’s compassion and generosity.”

To date, the tournament has raised over $2.5 million to support addiction recovery.

“Renascent’s life-changing work would absolutely not be possible without the generous contributions of our donors, sponsors and participants,” Laura explains. “On behalf of our clients, including the over 1,300 people we supported last year, our alumni, our Board and our staff, thank you. I cannot stress enough how essential your contributions are to the work that we do every day. The impact our donors have is immeasurable.”

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Renascent Staff
The staff at Renascent is passionate about helping people with substance addictions so they can reach their full recovery – with compassion, respect, empathy and understanding. Our staff includes our counsellors, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.