Thursday, April 12, 2012

Golf Tournament Fundraiser To Honour Fallen Soldier

Hamilton , March 28th 2012 - Canadian Heroes announced today it will hold its second annual Charity Golf Tournament to help honour Soldiers who have lost their lives in Afghanistan. Chris Ecklund, founder of the organization, says he is delighted that Astral Media is once again partnering with Canadian Heroes to help sponsor the event.

Chris Ecklund of Canadian Heroes wants to “thank Astral for once again joining forces with Canadian Heroes to help raise funds for such a truly wonderful cause.” Peter Hobbs, General Sales Manager Astral Radio Hamilton, echoes this sentiment, saying “Astral Hamilton Radio is thrilled to partner with Canadian Heroes for this event for the second year in a row. We were deeply touched by the response of participants and the community last year – especially during the unveiling of the memorial to Sgt. Shawn Eades - and look forward to a bigger and better event this year.”

The tournament will help raise funds to aide in the construction of a memorial park in Orangeville, Ontario for fallen Soldier Cpl. Matthew McCully. Cpl. McCully’s mother, Valerie McGrady is spearheading the fundraising to build the Park, and we are proud to be able to contribute all of the funds raised at this Golf Tournament to the cause. Cpl. McCully was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during Operation Hoover. Cpl McCully was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Cpl. McCully was a signals operator with the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signals Squadron. He was born and raised in Orangeville, and was based at CFB Petawawa. He was only 25 years old on May 25th, 2007; the day that he passed away.

Chris Ecklund said, “It is important that fallen soldiers such as Cpl. McCully be remembered, and we can pay them this respect by building a Memorial in their honour.”
The tournament will be held at the Knollwood Golf Course (1276 Shaver Rd.) in Ancaster on Monday, June 18. Ticket price is $150 per golfer or $500 for a 4-some. For people who do not wish to golf, dinner tickets are available for $50.00.

For ticket information or for donating items for the silent auction, please call 905-537-0225 or email:

Canadian Heroes is a national organization based in Hamilton whose purpose is to liaison with families who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan. Canadian Heroes works to ensure fallen soldiers live on with respect and honour in our hearts and minds.
(Interviews or inquires please contact Chris Ecklund of Canadian Heroes at 905-529-2770)