Joe Carter hosts sold out celebrity golf tournament in support of the
Children's Aid Foundation

Media invited to attend the first annual Joe Carter and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament on June 23, 2010 at Eagles Nest Golf Course - accreditation required, see below for details

TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - Organizers announced today that participant and sponsorship packages are sold out for the inaugural Joe Carter and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament. On June 23, at Eagles Nest Golf Course, lucky golfers will join celebrity-led foursomes on a closed course to raise funds and awareness for the Children's Aid Foundation.

"I'm really excited to launch our annual tournament in Toronto in support of the Children's Aid Foundation," said Joe Carter, retired Toronto Blue Jay, five-time Major League Baseball All-Star and two-time World Series champion. "We're going to have a lot of fun while generating important awareness and funding for an amazing organization that has helped more than one million children and youth over the past 30 years. I'd also like to thank our generous sponsors for helping bring to life this event, including our presenting sponsors, Callaway, TD Bank Financial Group and TSN; and supporting sponsors: Aeroplan, Amourvis, Aquafina, BlackBerry, Diesel, Gatorade, Labatt, Salida Capital and the Toronto Star."

Joe will be joined by 25 celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment, including:

    
    - Charles Barkley           - Barry Larkin
    - Rod Black                 - Garry Leeman
    - Dean Blundell             - Claude Lemieux
    - Ray Bourque               - Kenny Lofton
    - Johnny Bower              - Jamaal Magloire
    - Brad Boyes                - John Mitchell
    - Jacob Brumfield           - Jonathan Ogden
    - Luca Caputi               - Trish Stratus
    - Bill Derlago              - Rick Vaive
    - Perdita Felicien          - Duane Ward
    - Todd Gill                 - Devon White
    - Kelly Gruber              - Wojtek Wolski
    - Mike Krushelnyski


    Further event details can be found online at:
http://www.joecarterandfriendsgolf.com/

    Confirmed sponsors for the tournament include:

    Aeroplan                       Jolera Inc.
    Amourvis Inc.                  Kinnear Financial
    Aquafina                       Labatt
    Bennett Jones LLP              Lug
    BlackBerry                     Marcatus QED Ltd.
    BMW Financial Services         Medcan Clinic
    Callaway                       Ogilvy Renault LLP
    Charton-Hobbs Inc.             Phillips
    Diesel Jeans                   Quagmire Golf
    Eagles Nest Golf Club          Salida Capital
    Famous Folks                   Source Security
    Frozen Pond Inc.               TD Bank Financial Group
    Gatorade                       The Hazelton Hotel
    Golf Client Services           The Toronto Star
    Gowlings                       TSN
    J.F. Moore Communications      Viva Carmen

    Media details:
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REGISTRATION PROCESS

Journalists planning to attend the Joe Carter and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament must pre-register by 4:00 p.m. ET on June 22, 2010. To do so, please email Nancy Vye at Nancy.Vye@td.com.

Journalists are required to show media credentials (photo ID with media outlet) to security to gain entry to Eagles Nest Golf Course. Freelancers will need to provide a letter indicating that they have been hired to cover the charity event on the outlet's official letterhead. Journalists are also required to sign in at a designated registration table, where they will be provided an access badge. Media registration begins at 9:00 a.m., access to celebrity golfers will run approximately 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on June 23, 2010.

EVENT IMAGES

A professional photographer will be onsite and will upload images on June 23, 2010 for media usage. To access the secure site to view and download images, please email Nancy Vye at Nancy.Vye@td.com.

About Joe Carter and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament

Beginning in 2010, the Joe Carter and Friends Celebrity 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, while raising important awareness and funding for the Children's Aid Foundation.

For more information, visit http://www.joecarterandfriendsgolf.com/

About the Children's Aid Foundation

The Children's Aid Foundation is a national charity committed to improving the lives of abused, neglected, and at risk children and youth across Canada. Focusing on a three-pronged approach, the Foundation supports child welfare organizations in three critical areas: prevention, enrichment, and education. With a separate endowment that covers administrative expenses, 100% of all donations are used directly to help the Children's Aid Foundation fund programs for children and youth in need. Over the last 30 years, the Foundation has raised over $100 million dollars and touched the lives of more than one million children and youth.

For more information, visit http://www.cafdn.org/

SOURCE Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Stephen Hewitt, TD Bank Financial Group, 647-201-2153, stephen.hewitt@td.com; or Nancy Vye, TD Bank Financial Group, 647-295-1151, nancy.vye@td.com

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