Another fantastic year for St. Michael’s Urban Angel Golf Classic
Toronto, July 22, 2015
For the ninth year in a row, the St. Michael’s Urban Angel Golf Classic presented by Middlefield Group has raised more than $1 million dollars.
Held at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham on July 20, the tournament has grown to become one of the biggest charity golf tournaments in Canada, netting more than $1,070,000 this year.
PGA Tour Canada was again a supporter this year. Six professional golfers spent the day on the course, offering tips and showcasing their talent on various holes.
More than 280 golfers participated in this year’s tournament, which was emceed by Crystal Goomansingh, Global News anchor and reporter, and included on-course tasting stations and 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 2015 Canadian Final.
The St. Michael's Foundation Urban Angel Golf Classic is one of the longest running hospital fundraisers, raising more than $14 million since it began 29 years ago.
This year’s tournament was co-chaired by Vas Georgiou, executive vice-president and chief administrative officer at St. Michael’s, and longtime St. Michael’s Foundation board members John Manning and Michael Thompson.
“Our volunteers and sponsors ought to be commended for helping to make this Canada’s most successful charitable golf tournament. We couldn’t do it without them,” said Alayne Metrick, president of the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. “The funds raised this year will once again help support the unparalleled care at St. Michael’s, our $210 million Inspire 2018 campaign.”
The first Urban Angel Golf Classic was organized by St. Michael’s Engineering Department in 1987; it raised $17,000. Over the years, the event has matured thanks to the fierce commitment of volunteers and donors.
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.