Wismer Foundation tees up for tourney

On Thursday, June 9 the 8th Annual Wismer Foundation Golf Tournament and Award Presentation Dinner takes place at the Carlisle Golf and Country Club.

The tournament is the primary fund-raising event for the Wismer Foundation. Established in 2002 to honour the memory of Hamilton teacher and coach John Wismer, it is the Foundation’s desire to continue his legacy by encouraging, recognizing and rewarding excellence in high school student athletes and coaches. Last year the foundation donated more than $16,000 towards initiatives within your community in 2010.

The Wismer Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence is presented yearly to an outstanding male and female athlete graduating from Barton high school who is pursuing a post-secondary education at the university or college level.

The Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence was established in 2004 in co-operation with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board. This cash award is also presented annually with a portion going to the coach and a portion going to the winning coach’s school to provide much needed equipment. The Foundation’s goal is to recognize the often-overlooked efforts of coaches who make significant contributions to the growth and continuing development of students and athletes.

Established in 2008 was the Foundation’s Kids Count-Sports Matter Community Initiative. This financial gift supports athletic and program needs within the school community and broader community.

Additional information on the Foundation and supporting its efforts can be found at www.wismerfoundation.org or by calling Stacy Wismer at 905-574-3529.

Registration for the Texas-scramble tournament includes golfing, a shared cart, lunch, and a prime rib buffet dinner. Participants also receive a goody bag and a registration gift. Southern Sands is providing a one-week stay at a luxury home in Port Charlotte, Florida as one of the many exciting silent auction items and you’ll have the opportunity to win $10,000 cash as one of our hole in one contests, courtesy of StoneRidge Insurance.

The tournament has been a sell-out in the past and early registration is recommended and can be done on the Foundation’s website. The early-bird entry is $150 prior to the April 26th deadline.