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Real impact in action at 18th annual Lions Cup

This year’s Lions Cup raised an astounding $100,000 thanks to your support.

From 2001 to 2019, the Lions Cup has always been an annual event to look forward to — one full of athleticism, community and deep impact.

York University Athletics & Recreation hosted the 18th Annual Lions Cup Golf Tournament on May 29, 2019 at DiamondBack Golf Club and raised an astounding $100,000 for athletic scholarships.

“We are so grateful to our sponsors and everyone who participated in this year’s Lion’s Cup,” said Jennifer Myers, executive Director of Athletics & Recreation. “This is an example of how the entire community of York University comes together to support our student athletes.”

More than 80 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day under sunny skies in Aurora, Ont., and came together for an important cause: student financial aid.

The Lions Cup was first held in 2001 as the Chair’s Cup. Marshall Cohen, then Chair of the York University Board of Governors, and his wife, Judi, envisioned creating a “friend-raiser” as well as a fundraiser, to rally friends, alumni and other supporters around raising money for students. In recent years, the event has shifted its focus to supporting varsity student-athletes, and now all money raised from the day will go directly towards athletic scholarships for the Lions.

“I always love participating in the Lion’s Cup,” says Jeff O’Hagan, Vice-President Advancement. “What greater cause is there at York than student financial aid? It’s wonderful to see this kind of impact in action.”

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