7:30 a.m., July 20)
golf tournament raises $63K for local man battling ALS
By Fred Sherwin
someone who wanted to get out of the golf tournament business,
Lacroix Source for Sports owner André Lacroix is
having a hard time trying to retire, which is good news
for the beneficiaries of his ongoing anthropy.
from this year's tournament, which was held last month
at the Outaouais Golf Club in Rockland, went to Jean Goulet
who suffers from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Roy, Andre Lacroix and Claude Julien present
a cheque for $63,000 to Jean Goulet who is
battling ALS after being diagnosed with the
degenerative disease last September. Photo
is an old friend of Lacroix's. He was first diagnosed
with ALS, which can progress very quickly, last September.
He now needs the assistance of a motorized wheelchair
to get around, something the government won't cover.
to the near perfect weather and a list of celebrities
that included Claude Julien, Jacques Martin, former Sen
and current Bruin Chris Kelly, and Chicago Blackhawk player
Shawn Lalonde, Lacroix was able to raise $63,000 to assist
Goulet in the coming weeks and months.
a friend of the family and this year we said 'Let's do
it for Jean'. It's costing him so much money and there
are certain things the government will not pay for. We
need to help him," said Lacorix who partnered with
Sun Life Financial and long-time friend Denis Roy in organizing
was recently name to the Company's Hall of Fame and received
a cheque for $15,000 to be donated to a charity of his
choice. Roy decided to donate the money to ALS Ontario.
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