Joe Carter's Double - The 2nd Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament wants to double its fundraising goal for Children's Aid Foundation.
TORONTO, May 13, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - Retired Toronto Blue Jay and World Series champion Joe Carter is back in Toronto to host the 2nd Annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament. On June 29 more than 30-top name sports and entertainment celebrities, together with the help of sponsors, hope to raise $150,000, up from $75,000 raised last year, for the Children's Aid Foundation.
"Our first annual golf tournament was such a great success that I wanted to build on our momentum," said Carter. "The Children's Aid Foundation is a great way for me to give back to this city."
Sports and entertainment celebrities who will be participating in the tournament include Charles Barkley, George Bell, Rod Black, Dean Blundell, Ray Bourque, Johnny Bower, Jacob Brumfield, Luca Caputi, Vince Coleman, Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Henderson, Bo Jackson, Paul Jones, Mike Krushelnyski, Barry Larkin, Gary Leeman, Kenny Lofton, Fred McGriff, Eddie Shack, Ozzie Smith, Dave Stewart, Trish Stratus, Devon White, Wojtek Wolski.
"Joe's been a great supporter of the Children's Aid Foundation and his commitment brings us one step closer to making the world a better place for our children and youth," said Len Gamache, President, Children's Aid Foundation. "The generosity of the celebrities and sponsors will give our communities' most vulnerable children access to programs that will help them reach their full potential."
Presenting sponsors for the tournament are TD Bank Group and BlackBerry. Supporting sponsors are Diesel, Toronto Star, CIBC, Callaway, CTV and Labatt. For a full list of all the sponsors, please visit www.joecarterclassic.com.
About Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament
The Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament will raise funds annually for the Children's Aid Foundation. Our goal is to deliver a fun and unique golf event that provides our guests an opportunity to network, play golf and mingle with many of the top athletes in the world, all while raising important awareness and funding for The Children's Aid Foundation.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit www.joecarterclassic.com
About The Children's Aid Foundation
Founded in 1979, the Children's Aid Foundation is a national charity dedicated to improving the lives of abused, neglected and at risk children in Canada. The Foundation works with child welfare agencies across the country to fund prevention, enrichment and education programming. During the last 30 years, the Foundation has raised over $100 million and helped more than one million children and youth. For more information, visit http://www.cafdn.org/