The 2017-18 season was a banner year for Squash Ontario with the help of our many generous donors and sponsors, over $100,000 was raised to support junior squash in our province. With these funds critical initiatives were launched with the goal of returning Ontario athletes to their rightful place as world leaders by creating a strong pathway for our brightest young athletes to achieve international success. From grassroots programming, to regional development squads, to provincial talent ID, to Team Ontario juniors and then finally joining the likes of Sam Cornett, Hollie Naughton, Nick Sachvie and Mike McCue on the Canadian National Team, our athletes and coaches now have the infrastructure needed to take on the world. With special thanks to Squash Ontario corporate partners Equity Builders, The Jesters of Ontario, Sprott Resources and our many sponsors and donors, we thank you for an amazing 2017-18 in growing our sport.
So on to 2018-2019! To keep these key programs as successful building blocks for the future, our fundraising season kicked off with the 2018 Charity Golf Classic presented by Arrow Capital Management Inc., Slaight Music, and Dowling I.D.A (McCue family) on June 15th at the Richmond Hill Golf Club. Thanks to event and hole sponsors, prize and auction donations, participants and a few individual donations, an incredible $47,000 was raised! This 2018 event has tripled Charity Golf Classic fundraising efforts from two years ago and surpassed the $30,000 raised from last year's event.
Friday's success was a culmination of generosity from the entire squash community and no contribution was too small. Our sincere thanks goes out to the following people and organizations who have contributed to the community through the 2018 Squash Ontario Charity Golf Classic.
Silver & Bronze Sponsors:
- Armour Valve
- Black Knight
- Chaggares & Bonhomme Chartered Professional Accountants
- Cushman & Wakefield
- McGoey Consulting
- PBL Insurance Ltd.
- Peter and Stuart Hatcher
- Roundtable Capital
- Scott Griffin
- Sweet Pete's Bike Shop
- Soho Mortgage
- The Crowne Family
- The Ontario Officials
- The Ontario Officials in memory of Simon Warder
- The Toronto & District Men's Squash Association
Thank you to everyone who donated an auction or prize item:
Squash professionals Amr Shabana, Rob Nigro, Sam Cornett, Nick Sacvie, Mike McCue, and Nikki Todd, Annemarie Sier, Steve Flude, Jessica DiMauro, John Boynton, Attic Gold, Lolly Gillen, Oliver Kuhn, Mark Grossman, Yuill McGregor, the Maxwell family, Leanne Steiner, Matt Easingwood, Cindy Sachvie, Fit Cricket Nutrition, Beretta Farms, Glow Spa, Harrow, Rob Brooks, Salming, Cameron's Brewery, Red Lantern Coffee Co., Aprs Living, Printed Matter Paper, Aaron Rodridgues and Patrick Hartunian.
Congratulations to the following foursomes and individuals who claimed the 2018 Squash Ontario Charity Golf Classic titles:
We look forward to seeing everyone back on the squash courts in September and hope you all have a restful and relaxing summer!