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Overwhelming success as just over $33,000 raised at second annual Jadon Robinson Memorial Golf Tournament


Published on June 9, 2017

Tanya Maillet, Steve Berry, Julian O'Connell, Marla Robinson-Pyne and Chris Pyne hold a cheque showing the second annual Jadon Robinson Memorial Golf Tournament raised a net profit of $33,386.65.

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YARMOUTH, N.S. – It was an amazingly successful day at the second annual Jadon Robinson Memorial Golf Tournament with just over $33,000 raised.

The net amount raised was $33,386 – oh, and also 65 cents – to benefit the JSTRONG Fund, which is a fund set up in memory of the teenager to help youth in Yarmouth County access sport. Last year’s in inaugural golf tournament had raised just over $18,000.

Jadon's #65 football jersey number on display.
Tina Comeau

The Yarmouth teenager ­– who loved all sports and was known to be a kind and caring young person – died in a car accident in November 2015. The #65, which was Jadon’s Sir John A football jersey number, could be seen all over the Yarmouth Links on June 8 as the sell-out golf tournament event went on.

It was a glorious day weather wise for the second annual Jadon Robinson Memorial Golf Tournament.
Tina Comeau

Aside from the tournament registrations, and financial sponsorship and donations – which included strong business support – there were various fundraising aspects throughout the day that included a Dutch auction, 50/50 sales and the selling of JSTRONG apparel.

There was also teams and/or support from all 13 First Nation communities in the province. Jadon was the son of Acadia Band chief Deborah Robinson.

Acadia First Nation Chief Deborah Robinson, Jadon's mom, smiles as she's introduced to people who attended the golf event.
Tina Comeau

Over the past year, the JSTRONG Fund has helped to cover the full registration cost for Yarmouth youth in the sports of soccer, swimming and baseball. The next distribution of financial assistance will be for fall and winter sports with July 31 set as the deadline for applications.

Up to $20,000 has been budgeted to be distributed each year. 

The application process is detailed on the website jstrongfund.com

Jadon's sister Marla Robinson-Pyne smiles as she and others wait for the June 8 tournament to get underway.

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Participants in the Jadon Robinson Memorial Golf Tournament head off as the tournament got underway the morning of June 8.

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Lots of people took part in the golf tournament.

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A Freedom Cycle and a Pearl White Scout Indian Motorcycle. There will also be a pop up shop at the golf course with a selection of Indian Motorcycles on display for all to see. Some local car delearships had also put vehicles up as prizes for holes-in-one on certain holes. There were none.

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Lots of smiles throughout the day.

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Yarmouth teenager Jadon Robinson, who also played football in recent years with Sir John A high school.