MARKHAM, ON, Aug. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The Sofina Foundation hosted its ninth annual charity golf tournament, The Sofina & Amici Golf Classic on Thursday, August 4th at the Eagles Nest Golf Club in Toronto. The event raised a record $485,000 in support of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto (RMH). In addition, the Foundation was able to extend its reach across Canada and partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta (RMHCNA).
"We are thrilled that the Sofina & Amici Golf Classic has now raised over $3 million to benefit such wonderful causes throughout the country," said Michael Latifi, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Sofina Foods. "The ongoing testimonials we receive from the charities, and the families that benefit from their programs, are truly telling and confirm the positive impact the Sofina Foundation is able to bring to communities. This is our raison d'être and each year, our Foundation team strives to increase that impact."
A portion of the funds will be donated to Sunnybrook's Brain Sciences Centre and will be directed towards its Youth Mental Health Program. The balance of the funds will be shared among the Ronald McDonald Houses to support the School in Toronto and a redevelopment Kitchen project in Edmonton.
"This funding would not be possible without our generous donors who have supported us, year after year, to make a tangible difference in the lives of children and their families facing very difficult circumstances," added Umeeda Madhany, Vice President, Sofina Foundation.
The Sofina & Amici Golf Classic will reach an important milestone next year when it celebrates its 10th year anniversary.
About the Sofina Foundation
The Sofina Foundation is the charitable arm of Sofina Foods Inc., established in 2007, with a focus on supporting causes related to children's issues. The Foundation has proudly partnered with various charities across Canada and the U.S. with an aim to positively impact the communities in which the Company operates. The Sofina Foundation received its formal charitable status at the beginning of 2014. From product donations, to sponsorships, along with numerous third party partnerships, The Sofina Foundation continuously seeks to expand its impact.
About Sofina Foods Inc.
Sofina Foods Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company headquartered in Markham, Ontario dedicated to providing great tasting, high quality food products for consumers. As one of the nation's leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products for both retail and foodservice customers, Sofina Foods has a broad portfolio of branded and private label pork, beef, turkey, and chicken products. Sofina's family of branded products consists of: Cuddy, Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fearmans Pork, Fletcher's, Vienna and Zamzam. Sofina Foods currently operates 18 HACCP-approved manufacturing facilities (17 in Canada and one in the northwestern United States), three hatcheries and has more than 4,600 employees. To learn more about Sofina Foods, please visit www.sofinafoods.com.
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