Joined: 02 Dec 2004
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
|Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:48 pm Post subject: Testimonials
|Testimonials a/o June 16, 2013
"It is with great pleasure that I extend a sincere thank you to LondonOntarioGolf.com for your support and participation in the London Home Builders' Association 2013 Spring Golf Tournament. I am please to say that thanks to the generosity of the LHBA members, we collected over 655 pounds of cash and food to donate to the London Food Bank. The LHBA will also make a contribution of $1,960 from the proceeds of the 50/50 draw, beat the pro and mulligans to the London Abused Women's Centre. Without the ongoing contributions of sponsors, the LHBA Spring Golf Tournament would not be possible. Thank you for your continued support." - Maureen O'Reilly, Chair, LHBA 2013 Spring Golf Task Force
"One behalf of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, I would like to thank you for your hard work and time committed to the London Ontario Golf Heart Award, and your efforts in raising awareness for Heart & Stroke. Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time, and is the #1 killer of women. Thank you again for your generous gift to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Together, we're working to give Canadians more years of life - and more life in those years." - Denise Love, Program Coordinator, Heart & Stroke Foundation
"One behalf of Western University and the entire Western Heads East team, I would like to extend an enormous thank you ... your contribution is invaluable to the success of Western Heads East, and we thank you for your participation." - Asante Sana & Katrina Reinhart, Western Heads East
"The success of the (2013) London Golf Show & Sale was a result of a combination of our partners, especially London Ontario Golf." - Western Fair District’s Director of Sales and Marketing Voytek Michalczyk
"It was great to hear of someone's personal experiences, not just aregurgitation of how to be successful, but HOW someone succeeded. Mr. Reed was very relatable." - Attendee at London IABC Speaking Engagement Feb. 21, 2013 http://streaminginc.com/si_oip/2013/0003/index.html
"Jeffrey, once again thank you for attending our London Association of Volunteer Administrators (LAVA) meeting on short notice. Your information and presentation was well received by our members. As we move towards our Social Media goals as an organization, this information gives us the opportunity to consider exactly how we will best promote ourselves. The tips on managing the written word and how best to express ourselves to the media is something that many of us have reason to use. LAVA may be interested in utilizing your expertise in the future for another specific topic. Thanks again." - Bill Mills, Chair, Professional Development Committee, LAVA
“Your support comes at a critical time for the Unity Project … Good values, strong services, and the passionate and professional approach of quality people, like you, make our world go round.” – Amanda Hickey, Development Associate, on behalf of Unity Project Golf Classic Committee
"Through our partnership, you have helped us continue to provide free services and support to local victims of impaired driving and their families. You played an important part in delivering MADD's message to hundreds of people in our area and we want you to know how much we appreciate it. We are grateful for your commitment to our organization and to our mission. Thank you again for your continued participation." - Robyn Sadler, Golf Tournament Committee Member, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
"Jeffrey Reed recently demonstrated what determination and commitment can accomplish in overcoming personal handicaps. In an address to the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex May 17, 2012, he described, in graphic detail, how he persevered in sports, attaining levels of expertise that were indeed an inspiration to all who were fortunate to hear these true stories of personal achievement. - Bob Curtis, Director, Middlesex Kiwanis, London, June 26, 2012.
“Jeffrey Reed is one of the most knowledgeable, engaging and inspiring speakers I've ever had the pleasure to listen to. His story is one of determination, a man who overcame physical limitations to not only play semi-pro baseball, but also become a golf pro. He has also conquered the very difficult freelance writing field. In his more than 20 years in journalism, he has become one of the most respected and reliable sports authors in North America. If you get a chance to see Jeff speak, don't miss it!” - Kevin Glew, President, Professional Writers Association of Canada, London & Southwestern Ontario Chapter
"On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, I would like to thank you for supporting the foundation with your recent donation. Congratulations on winning the best line in the debate on the 'What's Your Point?' CTV Southwestern Ontario News show. We are profoundly grateful for your dedication to our cause." - Jessica Chan, Coordinator, Community Ethnic Engagement, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
"On behalf of the Volunteer Services Division of the 2006 CN Canadian Women's Open, we would like to thank you for your generous donation! This enables us to recognize the contributions of our 1,300 volunteers ... we appreciate your support!" - Donna Bourne, Chair, Jane Peckham, Vice-Chair, Volunteer Services, 2006 CN Canadian Women's Open Golf Tournament
"Jeff, thank you for taking the time to speak to our group. I have really been looking forward to this, as have the youth and their families." -
Linda Baldwin, Ability Connections, Thames Valley Children's Centre
"Long-time London-based sportswriter Jeffrey Reed, a two-time author, is one of Canada's most versatile journalists." - Ontario Golf Magazine
“Jeffrey Reed is one of the top golf writers in the industry.” - Mary Beth Lacy, Mary Beth Lacy Inc. - The Golf PR Firm
"When Forever Young needs a crackerjack sports feature prepared, we turn to Jeffrey Reed of London." - Don Wall, Editor, Forever Young
“Jeffrey has been a great help to me over the years. From ghost writing articles for publications, to wordsmithing our brochures, he has been able to keep our text sounding very professional.” - Doug Tarry Jr. - Doug Tarry Homes, 2005 Canadian Home Builders' Association Grand SAM Winner
"No one covers the golf scene in Ontario's southwest like Jeffrey Reed."
- Bob Weeks, Editor, SCOREGolf
"Londoner Jeffrey Reed is one of Canada's leading golf journalists."
- The Londoner
"Jeffrey Reed is a leading Canadian golf journalist." - Golf Ontario Style (Ontario Tourism)
"LondonOntarioGolf.com is an absolute key to promoting and generating interest in London and area golf. " - John Winston, General Manager, Tourism London
“Jeffrey Reed is a wonderful voice for golf in Canada.” - Sally J. Sportsman, Golf Public & Media Relations Executive
"I had a lot of fun learning from Jeff, talking with Jeff and watching a real pro play. Thanks to Jeff, I have learned how to hit a golf ball straight, how to set myself perfectly for a swing and how even though you are suffering from some physical disadvantage, golf can still be your game." - Richard Kennedy, Brain Tumour Survivor, London
"With his expert knowledge and an absolute love for the game, I would recommend Jeff to any level golfer looking to improve. He has a unique ability to teach ideas so that they are clear and logical, allowing you to take and repeat what you've learned outside the lesson. His passion for the game is contagious while his genuine nature and sense of humour make lessons so enjoyable. I've just recently found my love and talent for golf and owe a huge thanks to Jeff for helping uncover and encourage these things in me. I am working towards possibly competing in the future." - Alisha Beach, London
"On behalf of Kidsport London and the London Sports Council I want to thank you for your donation to our silent auction that was held in conjunction wtih the Spirit of Sport Volunteer Recognition and London Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The money raised will provide funding for youngsters who would otherwise be unable to participate in sporting activities. Once again on behalf of the kids we thank you." - Jim Allen, Executive Director, London Sports Council
"Dear Jeff: On behalf of the organizing committee and our tournament sponsors, London Motor Products, and MacMaster Chevrolet, we would like to thank you for participating in the 15th Anniversary June Golf Classic at The Oaks ... Registration fees, sponsorship and "day of" activities resulted in a great day of golf and a gross profit of just over $46,000 to support the ongoing work of The Lung Association.
Kindest Regards, Gary Westgarth, Committee Chair, Rosemary La Rue, Volunteer & Fund Development Coordinator. (Note: this tournament featured Jeffrey Reed at the 15th Hole challenge entitled, "Beat Reed." Each foursome challenged Jeffrey to a closest-to-the-hole at the par-3 featuring an island green).
Thank you for your generous support of the 21st Annual Barbara Rankin Golf Classic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area. We are very pleased to report that this year's tournament raised $41,450. On behalf of the Golf Committee and Big Brothers Big Sisters of London, we would like to thank you and your company for your generosity through the donation of items for our silent auction table, raffle and prizes. On behalf of the Big and Little Brothers and Sisters, the Board of Directors and the Golf Committee, our sincere thanks for making a BIG difference in someone's life. Sincerely, Suzanne Kingshott, Chair, Golf Prize Committee
Sheila O'Neill, Resource Development Manager
"Jeff has done an incredible job at digging into Eager Beaver Baseball Association's past and drawing a picture of the important history Eager Beaver has had in the the City of London and Minor Baseball. It is important for all the kids in our organization to understand how Eager Beaver has shaped baseball in London, and how it has helped shape so many young lives (like my own)." - Harry Muir, EBBA Parent's Association & former Toronto Blue Jays farmhand
"Hi Jeffrey. The number of people who e-mailed me or asked me if I read your story was overwhelming. Thank you for sharing your story and mentioning our coalition in your article. It takes alot of courage for many people to come forward whether they are children or adults. We have many adults who stand up at meetings with tears streaming down their faces as they remember being bullied as a child. You touched many lives through your column. Again, thank you for your strength and courage to speak out!!! Sincerely, Corina Morrison, Co-Founder, London Anti-Bullying Coalition, Many Voices ... One Vision to eliminate bullying
"Amino North America Corporation would not be where we are now without your strong support and kind assistance. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for all the support and friendship that you have extended to me during my stay in Canada. I wish you continued success, good health and happiness. I am going to miss our business relationship and the beautiful country of Canada." - Ichiro Joh, President, Amino North American Corporation www.aminonac.ca .
"Jeffrey Reed is an award-winning Canadian freelance writer." - Popular Communications Magazine, August 2010
"Jeffrey Reed, Editor, LondonOntarioGolf.com. Winner: Best Website Feature Story in Canada 2010 & 2011." - Golf Journalists Association of Canada
"Londoner columnist wins prestigious writing award." - The Londoner, August 13, 2010
"Kudos to you for standing up and speaking the truth about your experiences, and even though you were bullied as a child, it didn't define you as an adult ... you have been very successful." - Corina Morrison, Co-Founder, London Anti-Bullying Coalition
"Quite simply, writer, photographer and broadcaster Jeff Reed covers the London sports scene more thoroughly and insightfully than anyone else." - London Sunday Journal