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Bill McCracken

Bill McCracken Good Citizen Award 2012Bill had started the Kelly McCracken Memorial Golf for Hope 15 years ago. This prestigious tournament is in memory of his son Kelly, and has supported golf, hockey, education and health care in our region.  The tournament has brought together golf teams and received praise for the longest drive.  For hockey, the tournament has raised funds for the Thunder Bay Kings to develop sportsmanship and teach teamwork for our youth. The Kelly McCracken Memorial Golf for Hope has supported Confederation College in their support of Excellence through the Kelly McCracken Scholarship Fund.  It also supports the Trauma Fund in memory of his son Kelly. The tournament has supported the former Northern Cancer Research Foundation now the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Foundation. The investment in our community totals over $814,000. This year is the 15th and final McCracken Golf for Hope. Bill has engaged many of his staff at MyTravel Thunder Bay, friends and business partners throughout Thunder Bay. The success of this tournament is due in no small part to the small army Bill mobilizes and the community spirit inspired in everyone it touches.