Over 20 years ago, Peter Eliopoulos, founder of byPeterandPauls.com, created Care for Kids, a charity golf tournament to raise much-needed funds for the Hospital for Sick Children and New Leaf. This year’s event once again took place at the Carrying Place Golf and Country Club and it was a tremendous success, with over $1 million raised to date. Read more
Inspiring people around the world, athletes with disabilities made a splash at the London 2012 Paralympic Games from August 29 until September 9, 2012. Seven gold, 15 silver and 9 bronze medals were awarded to the Canadian athletes, for a total of 31 medals. Superstars Jay-Z and Rihanna were among the performers at the closing ceremonies. Read more
Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua’s Annual Charity Golf Classic was an overwhelming success, with more than 200 golfers raising thousands of dollars for not-for-profit and community organizations. “It is an incredible feeling to be the mayor of a city where the spirit of generosity defines its very essence,” says Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. Taking place at Copper Creek Golf Club on July 17, 2012, the double shotgun tournament featured hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive contests, as well
as a silent auction.
The 11th annual Rebel Golf Tournament in support of the Down Syndrome Association of York Region was a huge success, thanks to perfect weather, Glen Eagle Golf Club’s amazing service, over 40 sponsors and a tireless crew of volunteers. More than 120 golfers helped raise over $10,000, bringing the grand total to almost $100,000 in 11 years. This wouldn’t have been possible without organizers Aurelio Calabretta and Claudio Chiappetta.
The media has successfully intertwined itself into the DNA of professional sports, an arena where previous athletes that stood tall above their sport were not as aggressively marketed as they are today. Find out how the business side of sports has broken the loyalty of the game, while influencing individuals to follow the legacy of its given leaders.
Golf is an experience that has been highlighted by many great players over the years. This refined game is the kind of experience that can take six hours out of your busy schedule without regrets. Tiger Woods has motivated new groups across the world to tap into this skilled pastime, and tune into televised golf like never before. Woods wasn’t simply good for golf, for a while he was golf. Without him, the sport will never be the same. Read more