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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 08:47

McCleary-Marleau-Moen foundation retires

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After more than a decade of collaboration Trent McCleary, Patrick Marleau and Travis Moen have retired their long-time foundation that was spawned by their desire to support community initiatives in Swift Current and surrounding area. Their successful partnership raised more than $250,000 over 11 years through the annual McCleary-Marleau-Moen Charity Golf Classic.

Though the foundation has ceased, McCleary and Moen have now partnered with the  WMBL championship Swift Current Indians Baseball Club to continue the foundation’s  legacy initiatives while assisting the Indians meet the financial requirements of  WMBL membership. Marleau’s on-going commitments in San Jose prevent him from  participating, but his dedication to the charity and tournament over the past 11 years has  been appreciated.

“We are extremely grateful for the long-term support of our sponsors and golfers,” said Moen and McCleary. “And we are confident our new partnership will ensure we continue  to work together to support our community for many years to come.”

It was agreed upon by all three parties that it was important to continue to see local  established programs like Boys and Girls On the Move, Outdoor Hockey and Elmwood  Golf Course Family Night be supported. The McCleary-Moen Swift Current Indians Golf Classic will essentially take the place of the foundation with respect to supporting those community programs. Once the commitment to those programs has been met, the remaining revenue will be utilized by the Indians Ball Club.

“We are very excited to partner with McCleary and Moen in this initiative,” stated Swift Current Indians president Brad Woods. “As an organization we rely heavily on the support of the community to operate each year. This golf tournament will give us an avenue to give back to the community along side these two great ambassadors of the southwest.”

The tournament is scheduled for June 20 with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and  supper to follow.   

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