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Fionn MacCool's Barrie to host first annual charity golf tournament in support of Epilepsy Simcoe County
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NEWS RELEASE
EPILEPSY SIMCOE COUNTY
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Fionn MacCool’s Barrie, an Irish Pub at North Barrie Crossing Shopping Centre, will host its first annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Innisbrook Golf Course, and an official call-for-players, donors, and corporate sponsors is being made.

This year’s event will benefit Epilepsy Simcoe County (ESC), a local non-profit in downtown Barrie. ESC was established in 1978 as a volunteer organization to assist individuals in Simcoe County with education, support, awareness, and advocacy. 

Epilepsy is a common disorder with over 300,000 Canadians affected and over 50 million people world wide. It is estimated 1 in 100 people in Simcoe County live with this disease.

Fionn MacCool’s General Manager Nando Haiderzadeh says that the idea for the fundraiser came out of a strong desire to create understanding about epilepsy within the community. 
 
“This is something that has affected both my personal and my professional life, and we know how difficult it can be,” he reports. “This event is near and dear to our hearts, and we really want to raise awareness.”

Epilepsy Simcoe County’s Executive Director Shawna Bailey says that the generosity of businesses within Simcoe County are what helps keep programs and supports running for individuals and their families who have epilepsy. 

“Most people are surprised to learn that our agency is not government funded; our ability to stay open is through various financial supports within the community.”

She goes on to say that the goal is to make every dollar count. “Client support and education is at the forefront of what we do and why we’re here; we strategically place incoming donations to support and education that can make the best impact.”

The Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, with a 2 p.m. shotgun. The cost is $100 per player and includes transportation to and from Innisbrook and a steak dinner at Fionn MacCool’s. There will also be raffles with amazing prizes, such as a $400 gift card from the LCBO.  

Interested players, supporters, and sponsors are invited to contact Nando at the restaurant by calling 705.986.0150, and to follow their Facebook page.

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