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Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth receives a big check

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Back in July the annual Shane McLeod Memorial Golf Tournament was held in support of the Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth or N.A.D.Y. for short.

This weekend at the association's Christmas party a cheque presentation was made for the funds raised – $63,500.

Officials with the organization told CTV News that the money goes right back into the community.

N.A.D.Y. runs programs in conjunction with One Kids Place to support children and youth with intellectual and physical disabilities.

“This organization fit my brother’s whole being,” said Matt McLeod, the brother of Shane after whom the charity tournament was named.

“He was such an outgoing guy and helped everybody. We decided one day to keep his name going and N.A.D.Y. was the perfect fit.”

Kids can enter the N.A.D.Y programs at six years old and can continue to participate until they reach age 21.

The more than $60,000 will ensure that between 80 to 100 children get to participate in year-round fun activities such as horseback riding and trips to North Bay Battalion hockey games.

“The kids get to have a weekly program in the summertime and Saturday in the winter time and some of the other programs,” said N.A.D.Y. president Jim Stewart.

This was the 10th year the memorial golf tournament has been held in support of the association.

For more information on N.A.D.Y.'s activities, visit their social media page.

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