Jump President Eric Boulden hit the course on Tuesday June 19th for the 18th Annual Tourette Syndrome Golf Tournament at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham. Each hole featured sponsorship, including one by Jump Branding & Design. Benefiting the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC), the tournament has raised over $1.2 million dollars since its inception nearly two decades ago. Generating awareness and assisting those affected by Tourette Syndrome is a cause very close to Eric’s heart. Tourette Syndrome, or TS, is a neurological condition that affects 1 in 100 children in Canada. Characterized by motor and vocal tics, the majority of those afflicted also suffer from several associative conditions ranging from obsessive-compulsive and attention deficit hyperactive disorders, to anxiety and depression.
The tournament looks to heighten awareness and raise funding for finding a cure. The day included a full day of golf, a delicious post-game dinner and an evening highlighted by a silent auction. Established in 1976, the TSFC is the only federally registered, charitable organization assisting individuals and families affected by Tourette Syndrome and dispelling stigmas attached to this misunderstood condition. Offering programs to target education, advocacy, self-help and research, the TSFC looks to create an environment where all people with Tourette Syndrome will lead quality lives as accepted and valued members of an informed, tolerant society.
To learn more, please swing on over to their official website and check out the video testimonials that give a glimpse into what life is like for those affected by the disorder. You also hit the link to our company news blog to see the Jump team’s recent participation in the George Voisin Invitational Golf Tournament.