The Huron Oaks Golf Club is set to play host to the 30th annual Bill Cannon Memorial golf tournament June 13.
St. Joseph’s Hospice will benefit from the event that raised over $58,000 last year.
If players are able to putt their way to a similar total this year, the tournament will have raised more than a million dollars during it’s three-decade run.
To date, the event has brought in over $961,000; first for the Canadian Cancer Society before throwing support behind the hospice in 2009.
“Most golf tournaments don’t last 30 years,” said Maria Muscedere, the fund development manager at St. Joseph’s.
The hospice, which provides end-of-life care, counts on about $1.3-million worth of fund raising to function on a yearly basis, said Muscedere.
“The work these people do is phenomenal,” said Judith Alix, whose foundation is donating to the cause. “The care and compassion that come out of this place is unbelievable.”
Tee times for the tournament are booked solid, and organizer Joe O’Driscoll expects 144 people to compete at the event.
An auction will take place following the afternoon on the greens, as well as a raffle for an autographed Dion Phaneuf Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey.
Those looking to buy raffle tickets or donate items for auction can contact Lesley Coene at 519-337-0537 or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org