Since it’s inception in 2015, the Toronto Police Service’s East Asian Internal Support Network’s (EAISN) annual charity golf tournament has raised thousands of dollars for various charities.
The $36,000 raised last year was split between Victim Services Toronto and the Kidney Foundation of Canada Ontario Branch that honoured the Service at its Special Event Award of Excellence event on June 25 in Mississauga.
“We never expected to receive an award,” said Deputy Chief Peter Yuen, who is an EAISN senior advisor. “But the Kidney Foundation has never partnered with us before and our Chief Mark Saunders had a kidney transplant.”
This year’s golf tournament takes place on September 6.
The money raised from the event will be split between the Kidney Foundation, the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Mon Sheong Foundation, which is a charitable organization that supports the Canadian Chinese community and operates three long-term care centres.
A total of $17,000 was raised at the inaugural event at Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club in Whitchurch-Stouffville.