Joe Carter returns to Toronto on August 15 for the third annual Joe Carter Classic celebrity golf tournament benefitting the Children's Aid Foundation
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TORONTO, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Major League All-Star and World Series hero Joe Carter is coming home to Toronto for his third annual celebrity golf tournament. The Joe Carter Classic brings to the city world renowned sports and entertainment figures who join avid golfers in helping Joe raise awareness and funds, benefitting the Children's Aid Foundation.
"I'm very proud and humbled by the generosity of those who have donated their time, money and efforts towards the success of this tournament," said tournament host Joe Carter. "In just two years we've raised more than $250,000 to help disadvantaged children and youth through the Children's Aid Foundation. And this year we have an ambitious goal of doubling that amount."
The third annual event will see the return of celebrity fan-favourites, Charles Barkley, Ray Bourque, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Kelly Gruber, Cito Gaston and Gordie Howe. "We're also excited for a number of new golfers to join the tournament this summer," said James Dodds, event co-chair. "Additions for 2012 include, Doug Gilmour, Ian Leggatt, Lennox Lewis, Anthony Anderson and Mitch 'Wild Thing' Williams - who will make his first public appearance with Joe in Canada since they met in the '93 World Series."
"The funds raised by the Joe Carter Classic offer a lifeline to so many youth and their families in the child welfare system," said Len Gamache, president of the Children's Aid Foundation. "We're proud to partner with Joe and our tournament sponsors in working to extend the reach of our programs aimed at supporting youth and strengthening the family environment."
The Joe Carter Classic begins at the Eagles Nest Golf Course in Maple, Ontario for a day of golf, dinner and a live auction, and ends with a VIP celebrity after party in downtown Toronto.
Presenting sponsors for the tournament are TD Bank Group and BlackBerry. Supporting sponsors are SDI Marketing, Canada Goose, Callaway, CIBC, Toronto Star, Charlton Hobbs and Labatt.
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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 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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