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(Posted 7:30 a.m., July 20)
Lacroix golf tournament raises $63K for local man battling ALS

By Fred Sherwin
OrléansOnline.ca

For someone who wanted to get out of the golf tournament business, Lacroix Source for Sports owner André Lacroix is having a hard time trying to retire, which is good news for the beneficiaries of his ongoing anthropy.

Proceeds from this year's tournament, which was held last month at the Outaouais Golf Club in Rockland, went to Jean Goulet who suffers from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Denis Roy, Andre Lacroix and Claude Julien present a cheque for $63,000 to Jean Goulet who is battling ALS after being diagnosed with the degenerative disease last September. Photo provided

Goulet is an old friend of Lacroix's. He was first diagnosed with ALS, which can progress very quickly, last September. He now needs the assistance of a motorized wheelchair to get around, something the government won't cover.

Thanks to the near perfect weather and a list of celebrities that included Claude Julien, Jacques Martin, former Sen and current Bruin Chris Kelly, and Chicago Blackhawk player Shawn Lalonde, Lacroix was able to raise $63,000 to assist Goulet in the coming weeks and months.

"He's a friend of the family and this year we said 'Let's do it for Jean'. It's costing him so much money and there are certain things the government will not pay for. We need to help him," said Lacorix who partnered with Sun Life Financial and long-time friend Denis Roy in organizing the tournament.

Roy was recently name to the Company's Hall of Fame and received a cheque for $15,000 to be donated to a charity of his choice. Roy decided to donate the money to ALS Ontario.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

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