Played in my first golf tournament today and had so much fun! I played in the Carole Durie Memorial Golf Tournament. I played with Trevor and two of friends, Kristi and Jill. Kristi and Jill are two of my oldest friends and playing together was so amazing.
Before today I would have told you that I hate golf but I played so well today. Actually I did so well that I even won a beer fridge…oh ya I did!
One of the activities today was to hit a beer keg that had been placed out in the middle of one of the holes. I teed off and hit a beautiful low, flat shot over the water and it rolled and rolled and then we heard the best sound ever…ping…the ball hit the keg! We all jumped up and down and screamed and high fived! The deal was that if anyone else hit it we’d have to have a shoot out. Well, I was the only one who hit it. That’s right, you read that right, I was the only one!! The beer fridge is temporarily housed in our living room with the two cases of beer that came with it stacked on top.
The tournament today was raising money for the mammogram at the Kemptville Hospital in memory of a woman from our community. When we left they hadn’t quite finished calculating all the money raised but they were already at $59,000!! I heard someone in the parking lot saying they’d never seen a tournament in the city raise that kind of money. They did an amazing job! Congrats to the committee.
Julia O’Grady has big vision, fresh ideas and a proven track record in the events industry. She and her team work hard to exceed client expectations and push ITM Events to achieve greater heights. A driven entrepreneur, Julia also manages the business side of ITM Events including human resources, finances, marketing and writing grant and sales proposals. In taking a high level approach to event management, Julia is able to visualize a project from inception to successful execution. She attracts valuable sponsors by offering meaningful opportunities to engage with participants. Julia uses her keen analytical mind to create incredible events that maximize the available budget. When Julia isn’t planning unforgettable events, she loves travelling the world with her family, staying active, and enjoying fine food and martinis.
When Julia came home from a conference and held a team meeting to talk about the inspiration and ideas she had for us to move forward on – Love is Proud was born. From an idea on paper, to team brainstorming sessions, to our first Love is Proud Show, it was a great success!
Why was this so important to us? We were astounded that in 2016 couples were still finding resistance to work with vendors that did not support their marriage equality beliefs.