General Manager, Bob McVeigh with John Spero

John Spero is at it again. After winning an award for raising the most money for Parkinson in Ottawa, one would think he would take a break. Not John. For months now, he and his friend Ron Tracey have been knocking on doors and talking up a storm to anyone who will listen. The result is the 9th Annual Parkinson Golf Tournament, to be held at the Rideau Glen Golf Course on June 13. It’s actually quite impressive what John and Ron can accomplish in a day.

John was diagnosed with Parkinson in 1995 and, ever since then, he has been championing this cause, last year raising over $14,400. Most of the money came from the generosity of our local businesses.

This year’s golf tournament is gearing up to be quite exciting. Myers Kemptville have donated a brand new car to be awarded to the first person to sink a hole-in-one. And there are more prizes to come, once again donated by local business owners. Financial donations, as well as items for the auction, are still being gratefully accepted. This year’s tourney will be held at the Rideau Glen Golf Course, and anyone wanting to register for a chance of a great round of golf, and the chance of winning a new car, can call John Spero at 613 258.8820, or Ron Tracey at 613.258.6999.

The cost to attend is $97 dollars per person, and there is still room to join. Ron and John will also help you gather a foursome, if needed. Afterwards, there will be a free barbecue and auction, which will take place at John’s lovely home, set not far from the golf course, and overlooking the Rideau River. This is an event you won’t want to miss.


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