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Soldier On Cheque Presentation from Branch 244

By Sergeant (ret'd) Vaughan Lightowler

"There is no higher calling than that of service. There is no greater achievement than that of doing that service well."

On April 5th, 6th and 7th 2019, The THIRD ANNUAL SOLDIER ON BENEFIT DART TOURNAMENT was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #244 Perth-On-Tay. As a result, on Wednesday May 8th the tournament founder and director, Sergeant (ret'd) Vaughan Lightowler, had the privilege and honour of presenting a cheque to the SOLDIER ON Organization in the amount of $8,500.00!

Through the generous support of local corporate entities, private businesses and of course over 200 dart players, the SOLDIER ON BENEFIT DART TOURNAMENT and the small army of Perth Legion and local volunteers have never looked back from its start in April 2017. To date the three tournaments have contributed over $18,000.00 directly to SOLDIER ON!

To give those numbers some perspective, the SOLDIER ON organization requires approximately one thousand dollars to send one ill-or-injured soldier to a Provincial Sporting Camp where that serving or retired member is assisted to reintegrate into an active lifestyle through the medium of sport. Since 2007 over six million dollars has been disbursed through SOLDIER ON to support over 5000 members.

To learn more about SOLDIER ON go to https://www.soldieron.ca/.

Left to Right; CPO2 (Retired) Joseph Kiraly, Madison MacDonald, Sgt (Retired) Vaughan Lightowler, Maj (retired) Jay Feyko, MCpl Douglas Petryk



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