Chronology

08/03/2016

After an extremely successful Back2Back Toronto Blue Jays World Series reunion weekend in 2009, event Chairman James Dodds brainstorms with Joe Carter and business partner Chris Samdeo on a recurrent event where they could give back to the Toronto community.  After some discussion, the Joe Carter and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament is born.

Carter and Dodds become Co-Chairs and recruit Dean Baxendale, Hersh Borenstein and Rahul Mehta as the original Executive Committee. Wanting to focus their efforts on helping kids in need, the Children's Aid Foundation is selected as the primary recipient charity. Eagles Nest is chosen as the golf course and work begins on making this one of the top celebrity golf events in North America, a feat that would be accomplished in under three years.

 
 

First Annual Joe Carter and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament

June 23, 2010

$75,000 raised!

Founding Presenting Sponsors

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Founding Supporting Sponsors

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Fact

Tournament shortened to 12 holes due to lightning.

Celebrities

Charles Barkley, Paul Beeston, Rod Black (host), Dean Blundell, Ray Bourque, Johnny Bower, Brad Boyes, Jacob Brumfield, Luca Caputi, Joe Carter, Bill Derlago, Perdita Felicien, Todd Gill, Kelly Gruber, Gordie Howe, Marty Howe, Mike Krushelsnyski, Barry Larkin, Gary Leeman, Claude Lemieux, Kenny Lofton, Jamaal Magloire, John Mitchell, Jonathan Ogden, Trish Stratus, P.K. Subban, Rick Vaive, Duane Ward, Devon White, Wojtek Wolski.

Winning Group

Gary Leeman, Phil Piazza, Ron Suter

After-Party

Out of towners party it up at ONE Restaurant at the Hazelton Hotel. Local celebs hang out at Eagles Nest for several additional hours.

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Second Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

June 29, 2011

$125,000 raised!

Fact

Name changed to Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament. BlackBerry comes on as a title sponsor. Jeff Neiman added to Executive Committee. Gordie Howe gets standing ovation at dinner.

New Celebrities

George Bell, Jerome Bettis, Michael Del Zotto, Drew Doughty, Julius Erving, Dave Henderson, Bo Jackson, Paul Jones, Fred McGriff, Alex Pietrangelo, Eddie Shack, Sid Seixeiro (host), Ozzie Smith, Dave Stewart.

Returning Celebs

Barkley, Blundell, Bourque, Brumfield, Carter, Gruber, G. Howe, M. Howe, Krushelnyski, Lofton, Ogden, Stratus, Subban, White.

Winning Group

Dennis Boivin, Jeff Johnstone, Mike Krushelnyski, Tony Mongillo

After-Party

The first formal JCC After-Party event is held at the Windsor Arms Hotel. Hosted by nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend.

Third Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

August 15, 2012

$250,000 raised!

Fact

Charlie Sheen and Joe Carter take batting practice together at Rogers Center. Mitch Williams makes first Canadian appearance with Joe Carter. Trish Stratus and crew lead everyone in yoga stretching exercises. Phil Pritchard of the Hockey Hall of Fame brings the Conn Smythe, Norris and Art Ross trophies.

Fact

Tournament called after 16-17 holes due to lightning. Trip to Scotland with Joe Carter and Ozzie Smith is auctioned off for $24,000. Trip to California and walk-on role on Anger Management with Charlie Sheen is auctioned off for the same amount.

New Celebs

Damon Allen, Marcus Allen, Cito Gaston, Dough Gilmour, Ian Leggatt, Cliff Levingston, Greg Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, Kordell Stewart, Alan Thicke, Tony Todd, Mitch Williams, Todd Zeile

Returning Celebs

Bettis, Black (host), Blundell, Bourque, Carter, Erving, Gruber, G. Howe, Bo Jackson, Krushelnyski, Lofton, Magloire, McGriff, Ogden, O. Smith, D. Stewart, Stratus

Winning Group

James Blake, Ken Blake, Marc Lemieux, Robert Littlejohn

The Scholarship Fund

The Joe Carter Family Support Fund and Joe Carter Scholarship Fund are established by the Children's Aid Foundation. First scholarship recipients are Nick Rodgers and Erine Roberts.

After-Party

After-Party held once again at the Windsor Arms Hotel, Farlex Flex hosts and Robert Herjavec appears. The Sugar Hill Gang performs. Charlie Sheen's attendance results in news coverage across North America.

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Fourth Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

June 18, 2013

$300,000 raised!

Fact

Wayne Gretzky media scrum at the golf course. Gretzky and family also attend After-Party.

New Celebs

Anthony Anderson, Cedric Ceballos, David Clarkson, Eric Dickerson, Brendan Gallagher, Robbie Gould, Wayne Gretzky, Paul Henderson, Evander Kane, Eric Lindros, Moses Malone

Returning Celebs

D. Allen, M. Allen, Bettis, Black, Blundell, Bower, Carter, Erving, Gaston, Gilmour, Gruber, D. Henderson, Krushelnyski, Levingston, Lloyd, Lofton, Ogden, O. Smith, D. Stewart, Stratus, Subban, Todd, D. White

Winning Group

Dave Henderson, Larry Isaacs, Ron Suter, Josh Wise, Steve Wise

After-Party

After-Party held at the Shangri-La Hotel. Young MC and Naughty By Nature perform.

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Fifth Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

June 25 - 26, 2014

$325,000 raised!

Fact

MLSE Chairman Tim Leiweke calls Joe Carter Classic "...such a great event that I'm going to call a meeting with my foundation tomorrow and tell them they have work to do." Additional day added to the event with a Celebrity Skins Game taking place. Joe Carter becomes first-ever Skins Game champion.

New Celebs

Jesse Barfield, Mike Bossy, Martin Brodeur, Wendel Clark, Peter Holland, Joffrey Lupul, Hazel Mae, Chad Rempel, Alfonso Ribeiro, Seema Sadekar, Neil Smith, Kevin Sorbo, Carter Thicke, Thurman Thomas, Kurt Townsend

Returning Celebs

D. Allen, A. Anderson, Black, Bourque, Carter, Ceballos, Clarkson, Erving, Gaston, Gilmour, Gould, Gruber, D. Henderson, P. Henderson, Howe, Jackson, Krushelnyski, Larkin, Levingston, Lofton, Malone, Sheen, O. Smith, D. Stewart, Stratus, A. Thicke, Todd, D. White

Winning Group

Joseph Khunaysir, Kevin Peesker, Paul Pellegrini, Tony Todd, Brent Wells

Skins Game Champion

Joe Carter

Skins Game Team Champions

Adam Chambers, Nicolas Mulroney, Ozzie Smith, Regan Watts

After-Party

Once again held at the Shangri-La Hotel. Salt-N-Pepa and Biz Markie perform. Called the "Party of the Year" by numerous outlets.

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Sixth Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

June 9-10, 2015

$340,000 raised!

Fact

Wayne Gretzky, Dan Marino, Emmitt Smith, and Snoop Dogg make for our most eclectic superstar guest list to date.

New Celebs

Roberto Alomar, Kurt Browning, Grant Fuhr, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Dan Marino, Marty McSorley, Mike Palmateer, Cheryl Pounder, Nisha Sadekar, Emmitt Smith, Darcy Tucker, James van Riemsdyk, Gregg Zaun

Returning Celebs

Bettis, Black, Blundell, Bower, Carter, W. Clark, Gaston, Gilmour, Gould, Gretzky, Gruber, P. Henderson, Holland, Krushelnyski, Larkin, Leggatt, Levingston, Lloyd, Lofton, Mae, Malone, Ogden, S. Sadekar, N. Smith, O. Smith, White

Winning Group

Mike Krushelnyski, Kenny Lofton, Frank Soave

Skins Game Champion

Rod Black

Skins Game Team Champions

Josh Diamond, Allan Reid, Chris Stamper

After-Party

Snoop Dogg and Maestro Fresh-Wes rocked the Shangri-La Hotel. The Joe Carter Classic After-Party is taking on a life of its own.

 

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Seventh Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

June 22-23, 2016

$1,500,000 Pledged to Charities

Fact

Dion Phaneuf donates $10,000 to the Live Auction. George Lopez commandeers the microphone at dinner and becomes our ad hoc host.

New Celebs

James Anderson, Cedric The Entertainer, David Chilton, Dwayne De Rosario, Chris Doleman, Jay Harris, Gerald Henderson, Tony La Russa, George Lopez, Derek Lowe, Jim McMahon, Dion Phaneuf, Mike Phillips, Tim Raines, Mark Rypien, Bret Saberhagen, Drew Scott, Sterling Sharpe, Chris Tucker, Daniel Winans

Returning Celebs

D. Allen, Black, Blundell, Carter, Erving, Fuhr, Gaston, Gilmour, Gould, Gruber, Holland, Krushelnyski, Larkin, Leggatt, Levingston, Lofton, Mae, Marino, Sadekar, N. Smith, D. Stewart, Thicke, White, Zaun

In Memoriam

Dave Henderson, Gordie Howe, and Moses Malone are lost to us.

Winning Group

Curtis Pump, Jonathan Redford, Jason Richter, Sterling Sharpe

Skins Game Champion

Derek Lowe

Skins Game Team Champions

Dale Hawerchuk, Lou Laskis, Paul Mazze, Mark Rypien

After-Party

Shaggy and Naughty By Nature entertain the masses.

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Eighth Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament

June 14-15, 2017

$2,000,000 Pledged to Charities

Fact

Sterling Sharpe shoots -6 in the Skins Game, but doesn’t win the event as Derek Lowe repeats as champion. Carlton the Bear reappears.

New Celebs

James Duthie, Victor Green, Adam Henrique, Nazem Kadri, Ken Reid, Kelly Sheehan, John Starks, Spud Webb

Returning Celebs

Black, Browning, Carter, Chilton, Doleman, Erving, Fuhr, Gaston, Gilmour, Krushelnyski, Larkin, Leeman, Levingston, Lofton, Lowe, Mae, Marino, McMahon, Phaneuf, Sadekar, Sharpe, N. Smith, O. Smith, D. Stewart, T. Thomas, Winans

In Memoriam

Alan Thicke passes away.

Winning Group

Curtis Pump, Jonathan Redford, Jason Richter, Sterling Sharpe

Skins Game Champion

Derek Lowe

Skins Game Team Champions

Steve Doucet, Dennis Firth, Seema Sadekar, Roan Vollmer

After-Party

Venue shifts to the Ritz-Carlton Toronto Hotel. Karl Wolf thrills, while Arrested Development and DMC give the fans what they want.

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