The Joe Carter Classic and theScore Announce Exclusive Broadcast Partnership
Highlights and interviews from the third annual celebrity golf tournament benefiting the Children's Aid Foundation to air nationwide
TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Joe Carter Classic along with Score Media Inc. jointly announced an exclusive partnership to air coverage of its third annual celebrity golf tournament. Available to viewers across Canada, highlights and interviews from the event will be shown on theScore Television Network. The event features high-profile athletes from across North America, including Charles Barkley, Jamaal Magloire, Doug Gilmour and Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams. The Joe Carter Classic has raised more than $250,000 for the Children's Aid Foundation in just two years.
"Partnering with theScore is a great opportunity for us to show viewers the fun and antics from on the course, but also hear from the young people who are positively impacted by the funds we raise in support of the Children's Aid Foundation," said Joe Carter, event host and co-chair. "I'm very grateful to have so many friends who join me each year to make this such a memorable experience for all involved."
"The Joe Carter Classic is one of the top celebrity golf tournaments in Canada," said Greg Sansone, Vice President Operations and Broadcasting, Score Media Inc. "We're excited to be able to showcase this event exclusively to our viewers, and support Joe and the great work this event does for the Children's Aid Foundation in the GTA."
The Joe Carter Classic began in 2010, born out of Joe's combined love of golf and his enthusiasm for helping others. A family man and father of three, Joe wanted to create a star-powered event that would benefit children and youth in Toronto - the town he loves to call his second home.
"Working with theScore and broadcasting to a national audience is a major accomplishment for us and really speaks to the momentum and interest that our event has garnered in such a short time," said James Dodds, event co-chair. "It's an important step in the tournament's development as we grow in size and fund-raising goals. In fact, this year alone we're aiming to raise $250,000."
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About Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament
The annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament pairs avid golfers with top name celebrities, including stars from the world of sports and entertainment for a day of charitable fund raising and entertainment. This world-class event provides an opportunity to network, play golf and mingle with celebrities while raising funds and awareness for an important cause. Since 2010, the Joe Carter Classic has raised more than $250,000 to benefit the Children's Aid Foundation. For more information, including sponsorship details, visit http://www.joecarterclassic.com/
About Score Media Inc.
Score Media is a media company committed to delivering interactive and authentic sports entertainment. Score Media's primary asset, theScore Television Network ("theScore"), is a national specialty television service providing sports news, information, highlights and live event programming in more than 6.8 million homes across Canada. The Company's digital media assets include theScore.com and the industry leading mobile sports applications ScoreMobile, ScoreMobile FC and SportsTap which reach over three million unique users per month. Growing from a team of 60 in 1997 to over 290 employees in 2012, Score Media is a revolutionizing interactive media company.
About the Children's Aid Foundation
One in every 25 children in Canada is at risk and needs our help. Many suffer in poverty, while others have been victims of abuse and neglect. A staggering 76,000 of them live in foster homes or a residential facility. The mission of the Children's Aid Foundation is to fund programs that give them skills and hope for a promising future. For more information, visit http://www.cafdn.org/
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