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Letter: Thanks to community for raising $14K for Bradford boy with muscular dystrophy

Money will go toward modifying an accessible vehicle for Praveen Sritharan and his family
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Praveen Sritharan, centre, and his mom, Pirabahiny Thiyagarajah, left, accept a cheque for $14,000 from Century 21's Luis Moniz from a charity golf tournament. Submitted photo

The Bradford Children’s Charity Fund Golf Tournament took place at the Bradford Highlands Golf Club to benefit Praveen Sritharan, a 12-year-old boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

It is an inherited disorder, which usually affects boys, where muscles get weaker over time, according to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

All proceeds from this year’s tournament were presented in a cheque for $14,000 to the Sritharan family at Century 21’s Bradford office. The funds raised will go towards helping Praveen get the assistance he needs and toward the modification of a vehicle to make it accessible.

The event had a wonderful turnout thanks to the support that was received by members of the community and businesses in Bradford West Gwillimbury and surrounding areas.

“Without community support, a day like this could never have been made possible,” said Luis Moniz, a Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. sales representative, who founded the event.

The Bradford Children’s Charity Fund Golf Tournament would like to express its most sincere appreciation towards everyone who helped to make this day a success.

Major sponsors:
Christina Homes Joe Moniz
Central Technology Services Corporation Mark Liptor
CIBC Bradford Michelle Moonsie
Leal Construction
Upper Canada Signs & Graphics Mike Visser

Hole-in-one sponsors:
Hole 2 - Sponsored by Lamonte and Collings Insurance Services Bill Collings for a $10,000 prize
Hole 8 - Sponsored by Verona Travel Verona Travel Ltd. Alfiero Cavallo for a $10,000 dream vacation
Hole 16 - Sponsored by Tupling Insurance Brokers for a $10,000 prize

Hole Sponsors:
Bradford Wellness Centre Assunta Rose
Centum Mortgage Professionals James McNeill
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Guy Lamberti
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Luis Moniz
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Paul Hawkins
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. The Silva Team
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Vince Lamberti
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Vince Imeneo
Huracan Concrete Pumping Oscar Dias
Jeff Green RMT Osteopathy
Joe’s Bar and Grill Joe Miranda
JR Jones Engineering James R.H. Jones
Landpro Property Management
Medora Insulation Joe Medora
New Line Electrical Services Silverio Santos
Poleiro BBQ Tony Garcia
Portugalia Bakery Alcides Santos
State Farm Debbie Moran
TD Canada Trust Dave Clements
Upper Canada Signs Mike Visser
Anonymous Donors

The Bradford Children’s Charity Golf Tournament sponsors a child or child-based program that expresses need within Bradford West Gwillimbury and the surrounding area. The golf tournament is designed to reach out and give support to children and their families in our local community to enrich and create a positive difference in their lives.

For more information, or to view photos from the tournament, please visit the Facebook page.

— Submitted by Lisa Fedele, public relations manager for Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd.