Local supporters, golf tournament raise considerable funds for Cougars Athletics awards

A team in the Cougars Classic golf tournament poses for a photo of the tee box.

Assiniboine Community College has raised $53,000 for Cougars Athletics this year, through the support of sponsors, donors, volunteers, and the Cougars Classic golf tournament. These funds will support Cougars Athletics and participating student-athletes through financial awards.

“In my experience, the college community has always been so supportive of one another, and particularly of students,” said Jayden Lamb, Assiniboine alumnus and co-chair of the Cougars Classic golf tournament.

It was great to be part of this and see it up close at the 2021 golf tournament.

The tournament is a key fundraiser to provide student-athletes with financial support to complete their educational goals while enhancing their learning experience through team sport and competition. COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 Cougars Classic and the shutdown of much of the Cougars activity for the 2020/21 academic year.

“We’re looking forward to being in a place where we can watch our talented and determined student athletes flourish on the pitch, ice and court again,” said Lindsay McLaughlin, Athletics Manager at Assiniboine.

This sort of fundraising goes a long way to support and encourage our athletes. It’s a big year, with hope for a resumption of play across all of our sports, and this community support is a significant contributor to our programs.

The 6th annual Cougars Classic golf tournament presented by Corcelettes Estate Winery was held August 12, 2021 at the Shilo Country Club, with a sold-out slate of golfers and sponsors. The event is hosted by the Alumni Association and Foundation, in partnership with Cougars Athletics.

“It was a pleasure to be involved in this important event, working with members of the college community to support student athletes,” said Joran Hedley, co-chair of the tournament.

My time at Assiniboine was so positive and memorable, it’s been nice to be part of something that brings positivity and support to current and future students.