Over 130 golfers and sponsors enjoyed the blue skies over Copetown Woods Golf Club during the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 14.  The annual tournament raised $15,300 to support RAHB’s Home Ownership Affordability Partnership (HOAP) and the Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 “These two causes are near and dear to us,” said RAHB President Cameron Nolan, “We are grateful our members, colleagues and sponsors continue to support them year after year.”

HOAP is a unique housing initiative in which the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington, the City of Hamilton and ScotiaBank partner to help families in social housing become homeowners.  The benefits of HOAP go beyond helping just one family; HOAP also aids in neighbourhood revitalization and in freeing up existing social housing for other families in need.

The Karan Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the children and grandchildren of RAHB members and RAHB staff.  Students must demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding involvement in their school and community.

 “Getting out to enjoy a day of golf was great, and the best part was knowing we make a difference in the community and in the lives of our young people.” added Nolan.

The RAHB Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $197,000 in support of local charities since 1997.