Adam Henrique and Brandon Montour’s friendship has set the groundwork for a very special initiative.
The foundation and golf tournament that bears both their names were created in unison with the goal of making a difference in the communities they call home, namely, Six Nations, Brantford and Brant County.
The inaugural golf tournament took place at the Brantford Golf and Country Club as the initiative kick off event on August 12 for the Henrique Montour Foundation.
“On behalf of the Henrique Montour foundation, we’d like to say thank you to everyone who made our Inaugural Henrique Montour Charity Golf Classic a success!” Wrote the Henrique Montour Golf Classic Facebook page.
“Thank you to all our sponsors, players, volunteers, family and friends who helped us raise over $70,000 for the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund. Because of you over 200 local kids will be able to register for a sport this year.
We look forward to hosting more events in the future and will continue to support charities in Brant, Brantford and Six Nations.”
Henrique, a forward for the Anaheim Ducks and a veteran of 710 NHL games, served as captain for Team Canada’s gold medal-winning team in the 2021 World Championship. Montour, closing in on 300 NHL games, is part of the Florida Panthers’ and recently signed a three-year contract with the team. The two have been working on the idea dating back to their days as teammates playing together in Anaheim, when they would regularly discuss establishing a platform in which they could both give back at the local level.
The tournament also garnered sponsorship from the Six Nations Police, Kool Kidz Ice and Water, Little Buffalo Store and Gas Bar, Kanata Fuels, and Buckdown Boys TV. The tournament was initially planned for 2020, but had to be rescheduled due to the pandemic.