Slaight Music's Derrick Ross (l) with CEC Golf Classic winning team, Black Box Music. Photo: Barry Roden
Slaight Music's Derrick Ross (l) with CEC Golf Classic winning team, Black Box Music. Photo: Barry Roden

Charity Golf Tourney Tees Up $100K For Unison

Last week, the Bell Media Canadian Entertainment Charity Golf Classic returned to the Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ontario and the happy result of the fun in the sun was the raising of the record-setting sum of  $100,000 for the Unison Benevolent Fund.

These funds will be used to benefit Canadian music industry professionals in times of crisis, with counselling and financial assistance programs, through the Unison Benevolent Fund.

The CEC Golf Classic was the largest tournament yet, attracting 240 participating golfers, representing over 50 different entertainment industry companies and associations.

Not all those teeing up were of Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth calibre, so we're hoping that Lionhead has repaired those chunky divots and replaced all the sand splashed out of the bunkers by now.
 
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s tournament, Black Box Music, and to Gordon R. Harvey of Beleave, who won a free foursome registration in next year’s tournament.
 
The funds raised were presented to Unison’s Executive Director, Sheila Hamilton, who shared with the attendees the impact and importance of this annual event. “The money raised today will help to lift industry professionals out of crisis—but beyond the basic necessities like groceries and housing it will provide, it also symbolizes the faith we have in our colleagues in the entertainment community and power we have to keep our industry strong and healthy," Hamilton explained.

She added that  the Unison Benevolent Fund is deeply grateful to all of the committee members, sponsors, donors, artists, volunteers, and attendees that contributed to the incredible success of this year's tournament. Sponsorship. In all, support came from an astonishing range of companies and organizations (32 in all), including title sponsor Bell Media.

Next year’s tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 20th.

For media or sponsorship inquiries, contact Brian Huston, Golf4Good Committee. Phone: 416-567-9380 Email: brian@golf4good.com

Email: info@unisonfund.ca
Phone: 416.479.0675
Website: unisonfund.ca

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