Inspired by a desire to give back to the Toronto community, the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament was created in 2009 by major league baseball and Toronto Blue Jays legend Joe Carter, his business partner Chris Samdeo and event Chairman James Dodds.
Recently, longstanding and dedicated supporter of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, AMJ Campbell, has become a presenting sponsor and Pierre Frappier, AMJ President and COO, has joined Joe Carter, James Dodds and Dean Baxendale as event co-chair.
The Classic brings together avid golfers and top sports and entertainment celebrities to take part in a two-day golf tournament to raise funds for the Foundation. Now in its 14th year, the Classic has become one of the top celebrity golf events in North America, raising over $2.5 million over a decade and a half for children, youth and families affected by child welfare.
Over the years, the Classic has welcomed many celebrities and athletes to support its cause of helping children and youth in care – from Hazel Mae and P.K. Subban to Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky.
About this year’s Joe Carter Classic
The 14th annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament will kick-off on June 27, 2023 with a Celebrity Skins Game at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario followed by a welcome reception during the Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Francisco Giants game at the Rogers Centre. The next day on June 28, 2023, the Classic will begin with breakfast and continue with golf and dinner at the Glen Abbey Golf Club.
There are a range of exciting sponsorship opportunities. To discuss how your company can be involved, email [email protected].
About Joe Carter
Joe Carter is an American former professional baseball player who has played as an outfielder and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, and San Francisco Giants. Joe is well-known for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays, their second consecutive championship.
About the 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 Canadian children, youth and families through Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and other local children’s charities.
About Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
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 children, youth and families affected by child welfare.