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Young pros really come through for Habitat For Humanity

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Vancouver Island North receives a whopping cheque for $10,345 from the Young Professionals Comox Valley. The money raised will go towards Habitat
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Vancouver Island North receives a whopping cheque for $10,345 from the Young Professionals Comox Valley. The money raised will go towards Habitat's six-home project on Piercy Avenue in Courtenay.
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The Young Professionals Comox Valley (YPCV) participated in their first Golf Marathon Fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Aug. 29 at Crown Isle Golf Course — and it was a huge success.

Young Professionals Comox Valley executive members Matthew Beckett of Coastal Community, Tim Trottier of the Comox Valley Echo, Andrew Rice of Rice Toyota, and Joe Renooy of MNP played 72 holes over 15 hours at Crown Isle to raise money for Habitat for Humanity YPCV Piercy Build.

YPCV exceeded their fundraising goal of $10,000, raising $10,345, and will make up one of 10 teams under the JET-FM umbrella, which will be building homes with the Habitat for Humanity here in the Comox Valley.

They are the first team to reach this goal.

Vice president of YPCV Matthew Beckett commented, "We thought this was a fantastic way to put us over the edge and meet our fundraising goal. It was tough to play that much golf but our team knew we had to do it for Habitat and the community that rallied around us to make this day happen. We hit our goal and are ready for our next community initiative.”

The YPCV golf team would like to thank their major sponsors, Coastal Community, Comox Valley Echo, MNP, Rice Toyota, Crown Isle, Aero Art Inc, Standard Life, Manulife, Franklin Templeton, and the individuals and local businesses that pledged in support of this great cause.

Habitat for Humanity aims to eliminate the need for low income families to live in substandard housing by creating stability through affordable home ownership.

The Young Professionals of Comox Valley (YPCV) aims to promote social interaction and assist in the professional development of the Comox Valley’s future leaders. The group is open to business professionals, employees and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who live or work in the Comox Valley. For more information visit: www.YPCV.ca.

— Young Professionals Comox Valley

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