$42,000 to support school persistence

$42,000 to support school persistence

Community. At least 140 golfers responded to the industrial alliance's call on September 8 and participated in a golf tournament to benefit the Abbot Martell and Marcel Works Foundation. The event was held under the honorary chairmanship of Dennis Rickard, President of the Industriel Alliance and Shawinigan native.

At the end of the day, thanks to several sponsors and a generous donation of $15,000 from Mr. Rickard, a record $42,000 was given to the Foundation to enable it to continue its mission focused on academic persistence.

An annual event for nearly thirty years, the golf tournament to benefit the works of Abbot Martell and Marcel was initiated by various organizations over the years, before taking a break due to the pandemic. Activity resumed last year at the Saint-Flour Golf Club, at the initiative of the industrial alliance. The Business Foundation would also like to highlight the organisers, Sylvain Forget, Genevieve Marquier and Jean Saint-Arnaud, as well as the 20 volunteers who made the day a success.

More graduates, less poverty

Since its establishment in 1995, the Abbot Martell and Marcel Works Foundation has supported poor families and people in the region. Last year, it redirected its mission, which is now devoted exclusively to academic persistence.

This element, added in 2012, has led him to take under his wing vulnerable young students attending Lycée des Chautes in Shawinigan. From first grade of high school to fifth grade of high school, these teens are supervised by teacher Joan Boisvert who works to prevent or resolve irritants that are sometimes the harbinger of school dropout. When they graduate, young participants receive a $2,500 scholarship from Works, to give them a helping hand for the rest of their future.

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Currently, 14 young people are benefiting from this success support programme.

Young people bear witness

This year, the team behind the golf tournament was able to rely on having three students from Des Chutes High School enrolled in the program. They participated as volunteers during the day, then gave moving testimony about their journey and the importance of business in their lives. Without a doubt the highlight of the evening!

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