Tournament of Hope

"I will be forever grateful and thankful to the people who make the Tournament of Hope Happen" ~ 2018 Access Fund recipient

Event LogoWhat is the Tournament of Hope?

The Tournament of Hope is an annual golf tournament held at Grand Valley Golf  & Country Club in Cambridge Ontario. The tournament raises funds to support the Access Fund, a program designed to help people purchase much needed equipment. To date, we have helped 265 people purchase equipment totaling more than $570,000.00.

This Year's Featured Recipient

Photo of Janelle with Sit To StandJanelle is a student at the University of Waterloo studying Recreation and Leisure Studies.  Though she lives a very independent life, she explained in her application that she needed a Sit to Stand Lift to help her safely transfer from her bed to her wheelchair and toilet.

The Access Fund was very pleased to be able to help Janelle purchase this device.

After receiving the lift Janelle wrote to the committee saying, "Now that I have this sit to stand to help me transfer in and out of bed, I am able to transfer from chair to bed in a safe manner. The best thing is I can receive assistance while still maintaining some level of mobility and independence."

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at  Grand Valley Golf & Country Club

Due to the generosity of many we have helped numerous people with disabilities and their families in Waterloo Region obtain specialized equipment, modified vehicles and unique services that are not otherwise covered by government funding.

By joining us for a great day of golf, you are helping to address a great need in our community to provide much-needed assistance to people with disabilities who often "slip through the cracks". Your contribution is always appreciated and makes an immediate impact on the lives of the people we assist.

Event Details

  • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm registration
  • 1:00 pm shotgun start
  • Four-person team scramble format
  • Men's, women's and mixed (2 men 2 women) teams
  • $135 entry fee includes welcoming refreshments and lunch, golf, electric cart, outstanding dinner, specialty prizes and events, evening program, & silent auction

Register here.Grand Valley Golf Course

Our Sponsors & Partners

The Tournament of Hope is pleased to be in partnership with the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region. We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors Sanderson Management Inc.Royal LePage Scharf RealtyWeb Barn, and Grand Valley Golf & Country Club for their tremendous commitment to the success of our event. Many thanks also go to our generous hole-sponsors, supporters and volunteers for your generosity of time, money and spirit.

There are many ways in which you can contribute to the Tournament of Hope.  If you would like to become a sponsor, donate to the silent auction, give a donation or volunteer at  the event, contact us