Following the success of last year's inaugural Marathon, the volunteer committee planned another successful and fun-filled day for the Foundation. Golfers teed off after a light breakfast and played the course five times in one day and hit a few par 3 holes twice to finish the 100-hole marathon. Golfers had the Legends Course reserved all to themselves for the day and were not held up by other golfers. They never needed to worry about lost balls as they were provided with many extras. Participants were provided with food and drinks during the day and all came out of the day with the best golf story ever. Many golfers even brought along a caddie to help them get through the 100 holes. After a long day of pure golf, participants joined together for a lavish dinner, enjoyed prizes and awards, all while discussing the day they just spent. The Community Foundation is proud to announce that nearly every golfer finished all 100 holes and some even went beyond!

Golfers who participated in this event can be satisfied knowing that their pledges have supported the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation that works to build endowed funds that create a sustainable source of grants for the many charitable programs and services throughout Mississauga.

Participants and those who have generously supported them with pledges know that they are helping to support the programs that help build community vitality, including services in health, education, children's needs, arts, culture, heritage, human-services, anti-poverty initiatives, the environment and so much more.

"It's hard to believe it until you see it", said Amy Jakubaitis, Development Officer for the Community Foundation of Mississauga. "The golfers literally spent all day on the course, and still came back smiling wide. They just couldn't believe what they had accomplished. We are very proud of their achievement and support of community." Spots are already filling up for the 2010 Golf Marathon as many golfers have committed to return next year.

More information about the Community Foundation of Mississauga Golf Marathon is available by calling 905-897-8880 or by visiting the website at

Community Foundation of Mississauga

The Community Foundation of Mississauga is a registered charitable public foundation that seeks to match acts of caring with community needs by providing efficient, flexible donor services, grants to a broad range of community needs and leadership in understanding and responding to current and emergent community needs. Incorporated and registered in 2001, the Foundation has experienced significant growth in endowed funds and made the first grants from these funds in 2006. The Community Foundation of Mississauga is now managing in excess of $12 million in endowed assets and has granted over $800,000 in its first three years of grant making.

Media Contact:
Amy Jakubaitis, Development Officer
905-897-8880 x223
[email protected]