East York Mirror
The game of golf is giving back to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation.
Whistler’s Grille announced its annual golf tournament will benefit TEGH with the funds being directed to the children’s emergency department.
“Our golf tournament has become a proud and popular East York tradition and I am pleased that the funds will specifically benefit children and those that seek medical care from the great team at Toronto East General Hospital,” said Steve Mastoras, Whistler’s owner.
“Whistler’s will be committing $10,000 over the next two to three years and I know that the medical staff and children of the community will greatly benefit from this investment.”
The golf tournament takes place on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Angus Glen Golf Club.
Participants and supporters will gather back at Whistler’s for dinner after the tournament where they will have a chance to win prizes.
Interested golfers or those who just want to attend the dinner can contact Whistler’s at 416-421-1344.
And in September, TEGH is teeing up a fundraiser with golf legends Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. “An Exclusive Evening with Golf Legends” takes place Monday, Sept. 17 and will benefit the hospital’s Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Program and HELP Campaign.
The event will offer a rare opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with two of the greatest golfers of all time.
The invitation-only event, to be held at a private home in Toronto, is expected to draw an intimate crowd of 80 to 100 guests.
Funds raised from the event will be a significant boost to TEGH’s Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Program, launched in October 2011 at the hospital with Wayne Gretzky.
Palmer has a strong personal connection to the cause, as a prostate cancer survivor himself.
Tickets for the evening are $10,000 each, and include: intimate interaction with Palmer and Nicklaus; participation in a ‘fireside chat’; an autographed collector’s item; and a photograph with the golfers to commemorate the evening.
The TEGH Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery Program is part of the full renovation and expansion planned for TEGH, made possible by the TEGH Foundation’s current capital campaign, with a $211-million capital redevelopment project that will also see the establishment of a new eight-floor patient care centre.