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Another million dollar day for St. Michael's Hospital

Toronto, July 24, 2013

Golfers at St. Michael’s Urban Angel Golf Classic (L to R) Ed Podivinski, Gavin Higgs, George Dembroski and Mike Norris.
Golfers at St. Michael’s Urban Angel Golf Classic (L to R) Ed Podivinski, Gavin Higgs, George Dembroski and Mike Norris.

For the seventh year in a row, the St. Michael’s Urban Angel Golf Classic, presented by Middlefield group, has raised more than a million dollars net.

Held at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham on July 17, the tournament has become one of the biggest charity golf tournaments in Canada.

More than 280 golfers participated in this year’s sold-out event, which was MCed by Maureen Holloway from Q107 Classic Rock and included on-course tasting stations, and, for the first time, gave golfers the chance to take part in the BMW Golf Cup International. This has allowed two winners from the winning foursomes on each course to qualify to compete at the exclusive BMW Golf Cup International 2013 Canadian Final, held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club this September.

In its 27th year, the St. Michael's Foundation Urban Angel Golf Classic is one of the longest running hospital fundraisers, raising more than $12 million net since it started.

This year’s tournament was co-chaired by Vas Georgiou, executive vice-president and chief administrative officer at St. Michael’s, former St. Michael’s executive, John King and St. Michael’s Foundation board members John Manning and Michael Thompson.

“Once again, our volunteers and sponsors have shown their tremendous support and have helped to make this Canada’s most successful charitable golf tournament,” said Alayne Metrick, president of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. “The $1.1 million raised this year will again help support the unparalleled care at St. Michael’s.”

About St. Michael’s Hospital

St Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.