The Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament Returns to Toronto

Joe Carter’s 4th annual event joins celebrity friends with avid golfers to raise funds benefitting the Children’s Aid Foundation

TORONTO, ON – February 19, 2013 – On June 18, Major League All-Star and World Series champion, Joe Carter returns to Toronto once again to give back to the city and fans that supported him throughout his Blue Jays career. Now in its fourth year, the annual Joe Carter Classic celebrity golf tournament continues to support the education and development of Canadian youth through its funding for the Children’s Aid Foundation.

“We started out with very ambitious goals for our tournament, and I’m proud to say that we’ve surpassed our own expectations, having raised and pledged a combined $750,000 to benefit the Children’s Aid Foundation in just three years,” said Mr. Carter. “Through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund, we’re able to make a significant contribution to improving the lives and futures of those who need it most.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to once again partner with Joe Carter for the fourth year of this extraordinary event,” said Joe Canavan, Chairman and Interim CEO of the Children’s Aid Foundation. “The Joe Carter Classic has become one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated golf tournaments, bringing together celebrity guests and leaders from Toronto’s business and philanthropic communities to raise vital funds in support of Canada’s most vulnerable young people. We are incredibly grateful to Mr. Carter for his ongoing support and generosity, and to the many participants and sponsors of this fantastic event who give hope for a better life to the deserving children and youth served by the Children’s Aid Foundation.”

This year’s celebrity line-up will include new and returning celebrity golfers, such as hockey powerhouse Eric Lindros and fan-favourites the legendary Gordie Howe, and former Blue Jays Kelly Gruber and Dave Stewart – who played alongside Joe on the ‘92 and ’93, respectively, World Series Championship teams. “We’ll be making ongoing announcements leading up to the event to update fans on our 2013 celebrity roster,” said James Dodds, event co-chair. “It’s shaping up to be our most exciting year yet.”

The Joe Carter Classic begins at the Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ontario for a day of golf, dinner and a live auction, and ends with a VIP celebrity after party at the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Presenting sponsors for the tournament are TD Bank Group, recently named the Official Bank of the Toronto Blue Jays, BlackBerry and Canada Goose. Supporting sponsors are SDI Marketing, Strellson, CIBC, Toronto Star, Charlton Hobbs and Labatt.

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