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SSSS Ambassador Gillian Apps to be at Mississauga Chiefs Christmas Tournament

MISSISSAUGA— The Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) and the She Swings She Scores (SSSS) program is pleased to announce that Program Ambassador Gillian Apps will be on site for the SSSS event at the Mississauga Chiefs Christmas Classic Tournament Dec. 27-28.

The three-day tournament will be held at the Iceland Arena (705 Matheson Blvd. E, Mississauga).  The GAO’s SSSS booth will be set up from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Dec. 28.

Apps is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time World Champion with Canada’s Women’s Hockey Team. Originally from North York, Apps currently plays for the Brampton Thunder in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Apps was named Program Ambassador in September.

SSSS is a program that targets female athletes currently participating in hockey and introduces them to golf at community hockey tournaments across Ontario.

The program, which began this past fall, will visit 20 tournaments across the province during the 2014/15 hockey season and will expose more than 6300 girls to the game of golf.

The program represents a partnership between the GAO and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association that is made possible by the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.  The partnership between the two complementary sports will provide opportunities for these girls and their teammates to participate in sport all year round.