All For A Good Cause

The who’s who of Canada’s travel industry teed off at the TravelBrands Annual Golf Classic at the Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ontario yesterday. And the golfers on hand for the seventh annual event were all there for a good cause.

To date, TravelBrands annual tournament has raised just over $1.5 million and its new goal is to raise $3 million.

Yesterday’s tournament raised $283,515 through sponsorships, a live auction, a silent auction and a 50/50 draw.

All net proceeds from the tournament will support the renovation of the Cardiac Operating Room at SickKids.

Golfers certainly had a great time enjoying great food throughout the day. There were lots of contests on the course that challenged participants to compete for some great prizes.

As well, some of the things to welcome golfers along the way, included the Caesar Bar, Golfer Relaxation Station, Oyster Bar, Food Trucks, the Talon Grill at the turn and many on course games, including the chance to win $100,000 at the Hole in One Challenge; the Longest Drive; the chance to win Leaf tickets at the Closet to the PIN hole; and lots more.

For those in the bidding mood, notable auction items included:

  • 7-night cruise with Royal Caribbean
  • 7-night cruise with MSC
  • 2 roundtrip tickets with Fiji Airways
  • 2 roundtrip tickets with Air Transat
  • $2,000 Icelandair certificate
  • $3,000 Israel tour credit with Exotik Journeys
  • 5-night stay with air at the Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an
  • 5-night stay with air at the Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa
  • 5-night stay with air at the Majestic Colonial
  • 5-night stay with air at The Fives
  • 4-night stay with air at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
  • 4-night stay with air at Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta
  • Ski package to Tremblant including lift tickets
  • Universal package including park passes in Orlando
  • Hawaii package
  • Signed Professional Sports Jerseys

… and lots more …

In the photo

Seen on the course, from l to r, are Dean Dacko, Uniglobe ); Sonia Mckeon, Uniglobe; Mitchell McClung, Baxter Media; Frank Demarinis, Travel Brands; and Colin Skerritt, Sabre.