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Second annual Police Association of Ontario’s Charity Golf Tournament Raises more than $20,000 for PTSD support

June 26, 2023  By Police Association of Ontario

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June 26, 2023, Brampton, Ont. – On Monday, members and supporters of the Police Association of Ontario (PAO) gathered for a day of fun on the golf course and raising money for an important cause: mental health support for first responders. More than $20,000 was raised to provide vital services for police members and other first responders for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

“The PAO’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament coincides with Ontario’s PTSD Awareness Day.  It’s important for us and our members to mark this day and raise funds for these vital organizations working to provide mental health support to members and other first responders,” said PAO President Mark Baxter. “While post-traumatic stress can affect anyone, our members are particularly at risk. The PAO continues to be dedicated to being a partner to these organizations and to providing our members with access to better resources for their mental health.”

This year, the golf tournament, attended by police association members, politicians and stakeholders, was again held at Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre in Brampton and supported Badge of Life and Canada Beyond the Blue. The PAO partners with these vital organizations to provide mental health support to their members and first responders here in Ontario and nationwide.

“Last year’s inaugural tournament also raised $20,000 to support PTSD programs serving Ontario’s sworn and civilian police personnel. We are proud to continue to support with an additional $20,000 for mental health programming for police personnel,” added Baxter. “Appropriate and necessary mental health support in the face of our members’ work is vital. We’re very thankful for these organizations that provide important services to our members and other first responders across the province and country.”

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