Sold out Joe Carter Classic celebrity golf tournament attracts new corporate sponsors for 2013

Sold out Joe Carter Classic celebrity golf tournament attracts new corporate 
sponsors for 2013 
TORONTO, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - For a fourth straight year, the Joe Carter 
Classic celebrity golf tournament in support of the Children's Aid Foundation 
has sold out of available foursomes. The popular charity event, presented by 
lead sponsors BlackBerry, Canada Goose and TD Bank Group, has quickly 
developed a reputation as one of the top charity golf tournaments in the 
country and is thrilled to announce Nike, Plaza Kia and Vespa Toronto West as 
new sponsors this year. 
"To be able to outfit our celebrity golfers in Nike golf gear and announce Kia 
as our official car and Vespa as our official scooter of the tournament are 
major milestones for us," said Joe Carter, event co-chair and former Toronto 
Blue Jays' World Series hero. "I'm extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, 
most of whom have been with us since day one, helping us work towards our goal 
to raise awareness and funding for the Children's Aid Foundation." 
The Joe Carter Classic pairs golfers with celebrity pro-athletes and big and 
small screen entertainers to play at one of Ontario's top ranked courses, 
Eagles Nest Golf Club on June 18, 2013. Each of the 18-holes is corporate 
sponsored with activities, free swag and prizes, including this year a chance 
to win a 2013 Kia Rio LX car and 2013 Vespa LX50 scooter. Golfers and 
celebrities will end the night at the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto for 
a private VIP after-party, presented by Strellson. Long-time corporate 
involvement for the event, which also includes Lug and Via Rail, has helped 
the Joe Carter Classic raise and pledge to date a combined $750,000 for the 
Children's Aid Foundation. 
"BlackBerry takes great pride in being part of a Canadian event that brings 
athletes and celebrities together to support the Children's Aid Foundation. We 
are a company that has a long history of community building here in Canada. 
Sponsoring events like the Joe Carter Classic is another opportunity for us to 
give back in a tangible way," said Andrew MacLeod, BlackBerry managing 
director for Canada. 
"It's easy to see why sponsors, celebrities and golfers are lining up to 
participate in this tournament - it's a world class event and Canada Goose is 
proud to support Joe's efforts to raise important funds for a vital Canadian 
cause," said Dani Reiss, president and CEO, Canada Goose Inc. 
This year's Classic looks to top its already landmark year in 2012 with many 
new and returning big name celebrities, including Charlie Sheen, Marcus Allen, 
Ray Bourque, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Marshall Faulk, Eric Lindros, Jonathan 
Ogden and Kelly Gruber. "Each year we challenge ourselves to raise the bar for 
sponsor, celebrity and golfer experiences," said James Dodds, event co-chair 
and TD Bank Group executive. "We're excited to have succeeded in growing at 
every level so that we can put on our biggest event yet." 
For a full list of attending celebrities, a chance to win prizes and access to 
the event, and tournament updates go to:, "like" us 
on Facebook at Joe Carter Golf Classic, and follow us on Twitter at 
The Joe Carter Classic thanks all its 2013 sponsors. 
Presenting Sponsors: BlackBerry,    Golf Cart Sponsor: Xerox
Canada Goose, TD Bank Group 
                                Foursome Sponsors: BroadConnect
Supporting Sponsors: Canada Realty, Telecom,
CIBC, J.F. Moore                    Cassels Brock, Gowlings, HSBC, IBM,
Communications, LUG, Nike, Plaza    Lafarge,
Kia, SDI Marketing, Toronto Star,   NBCUniversal, Norton Rose, Torys
Via Rail                            LLP 
After Party Sponsors: American      In-Kind Sponsors:  Aeroplan, Eagles
Express, Belvedere Vodka, Shangri   Nest,
La Hotel, Strellson                 Gillette, Greens Fee Passport, 
                                Pizza Pizza, Vespa
Beverage Sponsors: Charton Hobbs,   Toronto West
Coca Cola, Labatt, 
                                Hole Sponsors: Able Translations,
Reception Sponsor: Diesel           Able Transportation, 
                                Bergmanis Preyra, Calian Capital,
Practice Round Sponsor: Denovo      The Canavan Family 
                                Foundation, Celebrity Cruises,
Driving Range Sponsor: WN           Cranson Capital, DSF,
Pharmaceuticals                     The Firkin Group of Pubs, Golfer 
                                Aid, GoodLife Fitness,
Venue Sponsor: York Major Holdings  KRG Children's Charitable 
                                Foundation, Macquarie,
Lunch Sponsor: Jolera               Manulife Financial, Maple Lodge 
                                Farms, Medcan Clinic,
Refreshment Sponsor: RBC Capital    PopChips, Reilly Security, Stikeman
Markets                             Elliott, Trophy Foods, Unilever, 

                                    Vita Coco
                                    Partners: BNA, Distinctive Foto,
                                    Famous Folks,
                                    Frozen Pond, Golf Client Services,
                                    System 4

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 the education and development of Canadian 
youth through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family 
Support Fund. Since 2010, the Joe Carter Classic has raised and pledged a 
combined $750,000 to benefit the Children's Aid Foundation. For more 
information, including sponsorship details, visit

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

For media inquiries, please contact:

Nancy Vye TD Bank Group 416-308-5164

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