TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Retired Toronto Blue Jay and World Series
champion Joe Carter is back in Toronto to host the 2nd Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament. On June 29 more than 30-top name sports and entertainment celebrities,
together with the help of sponsors, hope to raise $150,000, up from
$75,000 raised last year, for the Children's Aid Foundation.
"Our first annual golf tournament was such a great success that I wanted
to build on our momentum," said Carter. "The Children's Aid Foundation
is a great way for me to give back to this city."
Sports and entertainment celebrities who will be participating in the
tournament include Charles Barkley, George Bell, Rod Black, Dean
Blundell, Ray Bourque, Johnny Bower, Jacob Brumfield, Luca Caputi,
Vince Coleman, Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Henderson, Bo Jackson, Paul Jones,
Mike Krushelnyski, Barry Larkin, Gary Leeman, Kenny Lofton, Fred
McGriff, Eddie Shack, Ozzie Smith, Dave Stewart, Trish Stratus, Devon
White, Wojtek Wolski.
"Joe's been a great supporter of the Children's Aid Foundation and his
commitment brings us one step closer to making the world a better place
for our children and youth," said Len Gamache, President, Children's
Aid Foundation. "The generosity of the celebrities and sponsors will
give our communities' most vulnerable children access to programs that
will help them reach their full potential.
Presenting sponsors for the tournament are TD Bank Group and BlackBerry.
Supporting sponsors are Diesel, Toronto Star, CIBC, Callaway, CTV and
Labatt. For a full list of all the sponsors, please visit www.joecarterclassic.com.
About Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament
The Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament will raise funds annually for the
Children's Aid Foundation. Our goal is to deliver a fun and unique golf
event that provides our guests an opportunity to network, play golf and
mingle with many of the top athletes in the world, all while raising
important awareness and funding for The Children's Aid Foundation.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.joecarterclassic.com/
About The Children's Aid Foundation
Founded in 1979, the Children's Aid Foundation is a national charity
dedicated to improving the lives of abused, neglected and at risk
children in Canada. The Foundation works with child welfare agencies
across the country to fund prevention, enrichment and education
programming. During the last 30 years, the Foundation has raised over
$100 million and helped more than one million children and youth. For
more information, visit http://www.cafdn.org/
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