Tottenham, ON – Golf Ontario is extremely proud to recognize the efforts of Joe Millage and present him with a place on our Wall of Recognition at the closing ceremonies of the Inaugural Ontario Disability Championship from Woodington Lake Golf Club on Monday evening.
“We are so thrilled to be recognizing Joe for all his efforts to build the sport of golf in the community for athletes with a disability,” said Golf Ontario’s Executive Director Mike Kelly. “It’s equally special to do so at the Inaugural Ontario Disability Championship here at Woodington Lake Golf Club”
When asked about his placing on the Wall of Recognition, Millage’s response was more about Golf Ontario than about him, continuing to show the selflessness he carries himself with.
“It is easy to embrace Golf Ontario’s mission of shaping lives by leading, creating and promoting positive golf experiences. The difficulty comes in trying to bring that statement to life and to lives that include physical, developmental, intellectual, sensory and health-related impairments”.
He continued, “Golf has long proven that in fact, we all have ‘handicaps’. Golf has also provided a system that allows everybody to compete on a playing field that is rarely ‘level’ but always a fair test. This year Golf Ontario has made giant strides in growing the game for all and I am honoured to have contributed to efforts in regard to inclusivity. I also recognize that there are many others whose investment of time, talent, expertise and energy are far greater than mine and I thank them for their unselfish dedication to a great sport.”
More About Joe Millage
Millage is recognized internationally for driving organizations and individuals to achieve the extraordinary. He is a passionate, engaging leader and raconteur who cultivates an attitude of inclusion and excellence with a focus on creating value, meeting established targets, and exceeding expectations. His accomplishments include: Facility Management/ Design including Variety Village, Director – ParaSport Ontario (Chair 2014 – 2019), Author, Impact Book–100+ stories highlighting ‘difference makers’ in the community, Director – Canadian Paralympic Foundation (2009 – 2012), Founded the largest integrated Athletic Club in Canada – from grassroots to Paralympic and Olympic podium performances.