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SCIO Ski Day winner Grant Desjardine

2019 Ski Day Masters Winner, Grant Desjardine

To say it was the trip of a lifetime may be the understatement of the year,” said Grant about his trip to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, won through SCIO’s Ski Day contest.

“From the moment I got the call I had won this incredible trip, it was hard to imagine myself there. And it was in that same moment the incredible team behind the entire experience started working to make sure we didn’t have to worry about a thing. From the flight scheduling, to dinner reservations and everything in between we were so well taken care of. We felt truly lucky every step of the way.

Having watched the Masters, like so many others, for years I’ve always thought about how incredible it would be to walk alongside the greats of golf and thanks to this prize we got to do that.

Not only was I able to be there, I was able to share it with my family and for that I am so grateful.

As a proud Canadian it was a special moment to see our flag represented on top of the iconic scoreboard at Augusta National. To see Corey Connors play was equally special.

Then there is Tiger, the one everyone was watching. It’s hard to put into words what it was like to see him climb back to the top of the golf world. The mood in the crowd was electric all day and in that moment with that final putt it was a feeling I won’t soon forget.

While I realize the prize is an amazing opportunity, I also realize it is about supporting something much bigger, and that is Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

The work that is facilitated through fundraisers like this is what really matters here. Thank you to everyone involved in not only this prize, but in the SCIO organization, for the important work you do.

We will never forget our time at Augusta and when we do think about it we can’t help but smile.”


Mark your calendars for the 20th Anniversary of SCIO’s Ski and Snowboard Day on February 13, 2020 at Craigleith Ski Club. We can’t wait to see you there!

Please reach out to our Partnerships and Special Events Manager, Nicole Jacobs at events@sciontario.org with any questions you have prior to registration opening in the winter.

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario | Summer 2019

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