Last week I had the privilege of attending the VIP reception for the Joe Carter Classic. The Joe Carter Classic is a Celebrity golf tournament that brings together former and current pro athletes as well as notable people to golf for a great cause. Some of this years notable attendees were Dan Marino, Dionn Phaneuf, Julius Erving and many more. The idea is you buy a foursome and one of the three members of your foursome is a celebrity. How cool would it be to spend an afternoon shooting the shit with Dan Marino!? Unfortunately I didn't get to golf with Dan (maybe next time) but I still had a blast meeting everyone at the reception.
Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the education and development of Canadian youth through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund.
Since 2010, the Joe Carter Classic has raised and pledged $2,500,000 to benefit the Children’s Aid Foundation and other children's causes.
The VIP reception was great, we got to watch the Blue Jays play the Tampa Bay Rays and they even pulled out the win in the eighth inning. There was tons of food, lots of popcorn and just about anything you could ever want during a baseball game.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the After party the next day at the Ritz in Toronto but I heard it was an absolute blast. I'll have to make sure that I clear my schedule for it during next years event. If you'd like more info on the Joe Carter Classic or you'd like to attend one of the many events next year please check out www.joecarterclassic.com . Don't forget to follow them on Instagram @joecarterclassic.
Almost forgot to mention the amazing swag bag that we received. It was packed full of awesome goodies like new golf shoes and apparel from Nike, gum and mints from Pur gum, a tie and socks from Strellson, deodorant and bodywash from Dove, a shirt from the folks at Gotstyle, a bag from Lug and hair products from American Crew. Check out some of the swag below.