Inaugural Event Amazing Success

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144 golfers participated in 18 holes of scramble golf this past Saturday at Silver Creek in Garden River, raising funds for the Micheal Doan Bursary fund to be awarded to two graduating student athletes at St Mary’s College.

Michael Doan was an outstanding student athlete at St Mary’s College prior to accepting a hockey scholarship to attend Northern Michigan University. In 2009 Michael lead the St Mary’s Knights to their first ever OFSAA gold medal hockey victory.

Last summer, tragically, Michael passed away in a vehicle accident at the age of 25 and left a huge void at the St Mary’s community and in the city of Sault Ste Marie.

To honor Michael’s memory and contributions a bursary fund has been created which will recognize two graduating student athletes with a $2000 award for post secondary studies.

“The community support for this inaugural event has been nothing short of amazing and humbling for all of us involved along with the entire Doan family” said committee member Mike Flammia, also a former coach of Michael’s. “We want to ensure that this bursary lives on at St Mary’s College and truly honors Michael for his contributions to our community at SMC.”

Two student athletes will be presented with the Michael Doan bursary next week at the annual St Mary’s College athletic banquet.

A tremendous thank you goes out to all the sponsors, volunteers, staff at SMC and everyone who supported this event.

Thanks to BMO, Aurora’s, Little Caesars, O’Neil-Delorenzi-Mendes-Nanne Law, Compass Imaging, New Age Plumbing, Allstate Insurance, Northside Toyota, Pino’s, Allstate, Wishart Law, Soo Thunder hockey, Sault Online, Triple Bogey, Wendy’s, McDougall Energy, Remo Febbraro, Burger Don, Jobst Construction, Insight Works, Savings World, Drivers Seat, Soo Eagles, Bob Dionsi, Duke of Windsor, Norther Chiropractic, Laidlaw-Paciocco-Dumanski-Spadafor-Johnson Law, Co-Operators, Dr. John Fabbro, Dr. Joanna Lamberts, Dr. Michael Nanne, Northern Elite hockey, Silver Creek, Kevin Cain, Soo Greyhounds, Soo Thunderbirds, Crimson Ridge, Sault Golf Club, St Mary’s College, Sport Chek, Fremlin Construction, Theriault family, Offidani family and all of those who donated to the bursary fund.