Canadian Black Book recently hosted its 22nd annual Kathy Ward Memorial Golf Tournament for 116 participants from the automotive industry. The charitable tournament, held in Aurora, ON, raised over $25,140 for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.
Last year, the tournament was renamed in honour of long time Canadian Black Book CEO Kathy Ward. Kathy lost her battle with cancer in December, 2017. Since inception in 1997 the tournament, which was a major passion for Kathy, has raised well over $600,000 for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation states its mission to ‘foster the strengths within youth to achieve their full potential and empower them to pursue a life without limits’ (https://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/childrens-foundation/index.php).
“Kathy would be so proud to know her legacy continues to raise substantial funds to help send less fortunate children to camp,” says Brad Rome, President, Canadian Black Book. “She would be so grateful to see this tournament sell out year after year, with participants from across the industry she loved, who are so willing to contribute to such a great cause.”
Kathy Ward originally had a goal to send 1,000 children to camp. The cost to send each child to a Tim Horton Children’s Foundation camp is approximately $1,000. “It is so amazing that we are so close to three quarters of the way to meeting Kathy’s ultimate goal,” adds Rome.
The scramble format tournament was won by Dave Forrest, Boyd Mickle, Yasushi Enami and Don Durst from Subaru Canada (with Brad Rome) with an impressive score of 13 under par.
As in previous years, the tournament’s partner sponsors are four of Canada’s premier financial institutions: Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and TD Canada Trust.