Bob Kopriva presents a cheque to the 2013 Bothwell Co-Chairs Jodi Kish (left) and Mavis Johnston (right).

On Thursday, June 6th 2013 Wardsville Golf Course hosted a successful charitable golf tournament with proceeds to support United Way Chatham-Kent and its 25 locally funded agencies, services and programs. 

The tournament was the final campaign event organized by the 2012 Bothwell Community Campaign Chair Bob Kopriva.   $15,705.00 was raised and all proceeds from the event will be allocated to the 2013 Chatham-Kent Community Fund. 

Kopriva is a lifelong golfer at the Wardsville Club and stated that running the tournament was “a true community effort”.  He attributes the success to the large amount of generous supporters, donors and volunteers that “continuously say ‘yes’, again and again”. 

In the 2012 Community Campaign, Kopriva helped raise a total of $19,825.00 from the Bothwell area. That achievement will help United Way Chatham-Kent assist one-in-three persons living in Chatham-Kent.  Many of the funded programs, services and agencies provide supports specifically for the Bothwell area. 

Kopriva enjoys supporting his community and insists he was just “taking my turn to help out”.  During the successful tournament on June 06 he also announced he was passing the fundraising torch along to his good friends and fellow Bothwell residents Jodi Kish and Mavis Johnston. As Bothwell’s 2013 Campaign Co-Chairs, they will join William Grin and Cecily Coppola on the Chatham-Kent Cabinet.  

The 2013 goal and the launching of the 2013 campaign will take place in September. In the meantime, it has been calculated that over 400 men, women and children from the Bothwell community were directly served in 2012 by at least one of the United Way Chatham-Kent’s funded agencies, services and programs.  Another successful United Way Campaign in 2013 can help sustain that level of engagement and positive change. 


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