2019 Press Release


Stars swing into action at the 10th annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament, in support of children’s charities

Joe Carter marks tournament’s celebratory year with two-day event and VIP After-Party performance by Salt-N-Pepa and Naughty by Nature

TORONTO – The Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament returns to Toronto for its 10th year, continuing its commitment to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and local children’s causes. Helmed by event co-founder, major league baseball legend and World Series champion, Joe Carter, the tournament will feature an electrifying lineup of pro athletes and celebrities.

Competitors will tee off at Eagles Nest Golf Club for the Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Skins Game on Wednesday, June 19, followed by the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 20. The two-day event will culminate with an exclusive VIP After-Party at Toronto’s REBEL, featuring special performances by iconic rap duo Salt-N-Pepa and Jersey super-group Naughty by Nature.

Salt-N-Pepa and Naughty by Nature
This year celebrates a decade since the inaugural event. In its ten years, the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament has helped countless children and youth through its contributions to numerous charities including Jays Care Foundation, Cardiac Kids, Princess Margaret Foundation and the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund.“We are excited to ring in one decade of the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament as we continue to help raise funds for causes that are near and dear to all of us. To date, we have raised over $2.5 million in support of helping at-risk youth,” said Joe Carter, event co-chair“I am blown away every year by the support from both players and sponsors as we come together in our commitment to impactful charities like Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada.”

Proceeds from the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament will go to support Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Joe Carter Family Support Endowment Fund and the Joe Carter Scholarship Endowment Fund.

“We are so grateful that for over a decade, the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament has provided at-risk kids with new opportunities to reach their full potential,” said Valerie McMurtry, President and CEO, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. “The tournament’s valuable contributions continue to help us guide vulnerable children and youth towards a brighter future.”  

2018 Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Skins Game. Photo Credit: Distinctive Foto.
The star-studded roster for this year includes legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane, NFL record-setter Dan Marino, Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Ozzie Smithand Barry Larkin, famed NHL defenceman Paul Coffey and many more.Presenting sponsors of the 2019 tournament include BlackBerry, TD Bank Group – the Official Bank of the Toronto Blue Jays, Canada Goose and Callaway. Supporting sponsors include SDI Marketing, CIBC, Lug, Postmedia, Air Canada, Ultimate Ears, Adidas, RBC and Labatt. The Joe Carter Classic After Party is presented by BIION Footwear in partnership with Mantella Corporation.

A full list of participating sponsors can be found here.

For more information and a full list of talent, please visit www.joecarterclassic.com.


About Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament
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 $2.5 million to benefit Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and other local children’s charities.

About Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and Stand Up for Kids
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth growing up in the child welfare system. We raise and grant funds, and deliver a wide range of high-impact programs and services that support more than 24,000 vulnerable young people annually. Stand Up for Kids is our national campaign for child welfare, which aims to change the futures of Canada’s most at-risk kids – those who have experienced abuse, neglect, and abandonment. We know that by helping these young people to overcome their trauma and break the cycle for future generations, they gain the strength and resilience to create a lifetime of their own unstoppable successes. Learn more at cafdn.org.

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