Joe Carter's 4th annual event joins celebrity friends with avid golfers to raise funds
benefitting the Children's Aid Foundation
TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - On June 18, Major League All-Star and
World Series champion, Joe Carter returns to Toronto once again to give
back to the city and fans that supported him throughout his Blue Jays
career. Now in its fourth year, the annual Joe Carter Classic celebrity
golf tournament continues to support the education and development of
Canadian youth through its funding for the Children's Aid Foundation.
"We started out with very ambitious goals for our tournament, and I'm
proud to say that we've surpassed our own expectations, having raised
and pledged a combined $750,000 to benefit the Children's Aid
Foundation in just three years," said Mr. Carter. "Through the Joe
Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund, we're
able to make a significant contribution to improving the lives and
futures of those who need it most."
"We are absolutely thrilled to once again partner with Joe Carter for
the fourth year of this extraordinary event," said Joe Canavan,
Chairman and Interim CEO of the Children's Aid Foundation. "The Joe
Carter Classic has become one of Toronto's most highly anticipated golf
tournaments, bringing together celebrity guests and leaders from
Toronto's business and philanthropic communities to raise vital funds
in support of Canada's most vulnerable young people. We are incredibly
grateful to Mr. Carter for his ongoing support and generosity, and to
the many participants and sponsors of this fantastic event who give
hope for a better life to the deserving children and youth served by
the Children's Aid Foundation."
This year's celebrity line-up will include new and returning celebrity
golfers, such as hockey powerhouse Eric Lindros and fan-favourites the
legendary Gordie Howe, and former Blue Jays Kelly Gruber and Dave
Stewart - who played alongside Joe on the '92 and '93, respectively,
World Series Championship teams. "We'll be making ongoing announcements
leading up to the event to update fans on our 2013 celebrity roster,"
said James Dodds, event co-chair. "It's shaping up to be our most
exciting year yet."
The Joe Carter Classic begins at the Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple,
Ontario for a day of golf, dinner and a live auction, and ends with a
VIP celebrity after party at the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto.
Presenting sponsors for the tournament are TD Bank Group, recently named
the Official Bank of the Toronto Blue Jays, BlackBerry and Canada
Goose. Supporting sponsors are SDI Marketing, Strellson, CIBC, Toronto
Star, Charlton Hobbs and Labatt.
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About the Joe Carter Classic
The annual Joe Carter Classic charity golf tournament pairs avid golfers
with top name celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment.
Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the education and
development of Canadian youth through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund
and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund. Since 2010, the Joe Carter
Classic has raised and pledged a combined $750,000 to benefit the
Children's Aid Foundation. For more information, including sponsorship
details, visit http://www.joecarterclassic.com/
About the Children's Aid Foundation
One in every 25 children in Canada are at risk and need 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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