January 15, 2008
Landscape Ontario’s Waterloo Chapter demonstrated its support of KidsAbility and the local community by providing a generous donation of $10,000. Proceeds were raised from the Waterloo Chapter’s 1st Annual Golf Classic, held at Rebel Creek Golf Club on June 13, 2007.

With the generous support of special guests Peter DeBoer and Steve Spott of the Kitchener Rangers, the tournament successfully sold out. This enabled organizers to donate more than initially expected. “Knowing the efforts that Pete and Steve give to support our community, we were inspired and wanted to demonstrate our continued support to the children and families in this region.” said Ray Kuntz, owner of Kuntz Landscaping Depot. “We believe that KidsAbility provides a much needed service to our community. Organizing a tournament is an easy task compared to the challenges that some of these families face every day – if we can help to make their lives a bit easier, we are happy to do it.”

Organizing the tournament was a team effort of individuals and local businesses including: Ray Kuntz and Paul Draves of Kuntz Landscape Depot, Paul Cressman of Twin City Interlock, Phil Dickie of Fast Forest, Cor Bultena of Eloquip Services, Blair McKee and Gary Lammers of Reid’s Heritage Landscape Services. These individuals represent a small selection of the 200 businesses that are active members of Landscape Ontario’s Waterloo Chapter.

Dave Wright, President of Landscape Ontario’s Waterloo Chapter, says that the Chapter has a strong history of supporting the community. “We focus our activities on groups that are dedicated to families and children, and we are pleased to provide KidsAbility with a $10,000 donation to help them reach their 2007 goal of $800,000.”

Caption: From left: Dave Wright, Wright Landscape Services and president of Landscape Ontario’s Waterloo Chapter, golf tournament committee members, Paul Cressman, Twin City Interlock, Paul Draves, Kuntz Landscaping Depot, Cor Bultena, Eloquip Services, Margaret Attwell, donor relations manager, KidsAbility, Gary Lammers, Reid’s Heritage Landscape Services, Ray Kuntz, Kuntz Landscaping Depot, and Phil Dickie, Fast Forest. Absent is Blair McKee, Reid’s Heritage Landscape Services.