PowerStream Inc.

PowerStream Inc.

September 18, 2009 07:12 ET

PowerStream Golf Event Doubles Previous Year's Fundraising Success

Charity tournament nets more than $50,000 for 2009 United Way campaign

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2009) - A successful day of golf at PowerStream's Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament held last week at the Nottawasaga Inn & Golf Resort in Alliston, Ontario, resulted in over $50,000 being raised in support of the United Way organizations in York Region and Greater Simcoe County.

The amount raised this year was more than double what was earned the previous year at the same event and gave the electricity distribution company, which serves more than 315,00 customers in the GTA and Central Ontario, a tremendous head start on its annual Employee United Way Campaign.

PowerStream's Annual Charity Golf Tournament has become one of many successful events the company holds each year as part of its employee fundraising campaign for the United Way. The tournament has become one of the largest golf events hosted by a utility in the electricity industry, involving more than 60 corporate sponsors, 360 golfers and 30 volunteers.

"We appreciate the support this tournament receives each year from our suppliers, key stakeholders and businesses in our service territory," said Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream. "It is through these types of partnerships that PowerStream is able to make a substantial difference within the communities we serve."

The fundraising success of this year's tournament is also being attributed to an aggressive and focused sales campaign undertaken by PowerStream to secure tournament sponsors.

This is the second year PowerStream will be donating proceeds from the tournament to the United Way. Last year, the event netted just under $25, 000.00, for the United Way of York Region.

About the United Way of York Region

Everyday people, helping everyday people - Every day. That is what United Way of York Region is all about. United Way of York Region serves: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

About the United Way of Greater Simcoe County

United Way of Greater Simcoe County brings communities together. For the past 50 years, we have been dedicated to increasing the capacity of people in our community to care for one another. We serve 34 agencies who provide a number of services as diverse as the people who benefit from them. Last year in Simcoe County, over 150,000 lives were changed by programs and services funded by United Way. PowerStream is a strong partner of United Way of Greater Simcoe County and we continue to collaborate to inspire, build and change our community today and into the future.

About PowerStream

PowerStream Inc. is the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, providing service to more than 315,000 residential and business customers in Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Markham, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, Thornton, Tottenham and Vaughan. It is an incorporated entity, jointly owned by the City of Barrie, the City of Vaughan and the Town of Markham.

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