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The Joe Carter Classic Adds Another One to the Win Column with a Third-Straight Sold Out Tournament

TORONTO, ON – July 19, 2012 – Organizers announced today that participant and sponsorship packages have sold out well in advance of the August 15th Joe Carter Classic celebrity golf tournament. The third annual event pairs well-known professional athletes and actors with avid golfers for a full day of golf, dining and social activities, all to raise important funds and awareness for the Children’s Aid Foundation.

“We’re thrilled at the response we’ve had for a third straight year,” said Joe Carter, event host and co-chair. “I’m once again blown away by our sponsors’ generosity and support for our event and the Children’s Aid Foundation.”

“We’ve been very fortunate to have had almost a 98% sponsor return rate, year-over-year, since our first tournament,” added James Dodds, event co-chair. “I think that speaks both to the quality of the sponsors we are working with and the type of premier event we have created.”

Held at Eagles Nest Golf Course in Maple, Ontario, lucky golfers will spend an exclusive luxury-filled day with stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment. The event begins with golfers playing in celebrity-led foursomes on a top 25 Canadian ranked course. Participants are then treated to a gourmet dinner with silent and live auctions. The evening ends at a private VIP after party with celebrity guests at the Windsor Arms Hotel in downtown Toronto.

“It’s been an incredible experience to work with so many supportive teams from our sponsors,” said Len Gamache, president of the Children’s Aid Foundation. “On behalf of the Foundation and the youth and children we assist, I would like to thank Joe, James and our corporate sponsors for their donations and personal attention that have helped our cause and made this tournament an ongoing success.”

Presenting sponsors for the tournament are BlackBerry and TD Bank Group. Supporting sponsors include, SDI Marketing, Canada Goose, Callaway, Lug, CIBC, Toronto Star, Charton Hobbs, Labatt, J.F. Moore Communications and Golfer Aid.

For a list of current celebrities and event details or to receive updates, follow us on Twitter #JoeCarterGolf and “like” us on Facebook Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament where you can enter an exclusive contest to win tickets to the Joe Carter Classic Belvedere After Party at Windsor Arms hotel in downtown Toronto.

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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TD Bank Group
416-308-5164
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