Top Canadian charity golf event supported by more than 70 sponsors and 35 celebrity guests
TORONTO, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The popularity of the Joe Carter Classic has never been stronger, attracting impressive celebrity and corporate support in its efforts to raise money and awareness for the Children's Aid Foundation. For the fifth consecutive year, tournament foursomes and major sponsorship opportunities have sold out for the charity golf tournament that continues to attract top athletes, including NFL Hall of Famer, Thurman Thomas and NHL great, Martin Brodeur.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Thurman and Marty - two world class athletes - to join our event this year," said Joe Carter, two-time World Series champion and event co-chair. "It's an honour to host such an incredible group of talented sports icons and entertainers year after year who lend their star power to benefit a tremendously worthy cause, helping at-risk children and youth."
More than 35 celebrity guests participate in the two-day golf event, including Ray Bourque, Bo Jackson, Ozzie Smith and Julius "Dr. J" Erving. Presented by BlackBerry, Canada Goose and TD Bank Group, the Joe Carter Classic also welcomes new key sponsors for 2014.
"We're excited to have Facebook and Pepsico join us this year as supporting and beverage sponsors, along with our media sponsor, Sportsnet," said James Dodds, TD Bank vice president and event co-chair. "It's thanks to these organizations and this year's more than 70 corporate partners that we continue to raise the bar on our fund-raising capabilities, which is nearing the $1 million mark in just five years."
The Joe Carter Classic thanks all its 2014 sponsors.
| Presenting Sponsors: BlackBerry, Canada Goose,
TD Bank Group
Supporting Sponsors: SDI Marketing, Air Canada,
Canada Realty, CIBC, Denovo Medical Inc., J.F.
Moore Communications, Lafarge, Facebook, LUG,
Nike Golf, Toronto Star, VIA Rail
Media Sponsor: Sportsnet
After Party Sponsors: American Express,
Belvedere Vodka, Hudson's Bay, Marcatus, Shangri
La Hotel, Strellson
Venue Sponsors: Eagles Nest Golf Club, York Major
Beverage Sponsors: Charton Hobbs, Labatt,
Driving Range Sponsor: WN Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Golf Cart Sponsor: RBC
Lunch Sponsor: Jolera
| Foursome Sponsors: Diesel, BroadConnect
Telecom, Cassels Brock, Gowlings, IBM, Norton
Rose, Pizza Pizza, Torys LLP, Xerox
Skins Game Sponsors: Havas Sports &
Entertainment, HSBC, Keilhauer, Ross-Bay
Hole Sponsors: Able Transport Ltd., Firkin Pubs,
Home Trust, Medcan Clinic, NBC Universal,
Stikeman Elliott, The Canavan Family Foundation,
Tinepublic, T-Zone Health Vibration Technology
In-Kind Sponsors: 7camicie, Aeroplan, AirSprint
Private Aviation, Albany Bahamas, Body & Soul
Fitness, Clearly Connected, Gillette, Greens Fee
Passport, Joga, Logitech Canada, Maple Lodge
Farms, Reilly Security, Stouffville Home & Comfort,
SummerSkates, Trophy Nuts, Uber, Unilever
Partners: Distinctive Foto, Famous Folks, Frozen
Pond, Golf Client Services, PGA Ontario, System 4
For more information on the Joe Carter Classic, June 25-26 at Eagles Nest Golf Club, including a full list of attending celebrities, a chance to win prizes and access to the event, and tournament updates go to: www.joecarterclassic.com, "Like" us on facebook.com/joecartergolfclassic, and follow us on Twitter @JoeCarterGolf.
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 post-secondary attainment and social development programs for Canadian youth. Since 2010, the Joe Carter Classic has raised close to $1 million to benefit the Children's Aid Foundation and other local children's charities. For more information, including sponsorship details, visit http://www.joecarterclassic.com/
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