NAPA Golf Tournament: NAPA Ontario Golf Tournament Raises $15,000

Tyler Mercer, Manager, Resource Development for the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada accepted a cheque for $7,500 from Kevin Patterson and Christine Herr. (Photos: Steve Pawlett)

Over 180 golfers enjoyed a wonderful warm sunny day on the golf course until Mother Nature moved in, bringing heavy thunderstorms which ended the tournament after nine holes of golf.

The tournament itself raise $7,500 for The  Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.  In a shining example of the generosity that members of the aftermarket often demonstrate, Brian Baier, a member of NAPA’s dedicated sales force, matched the funds raised by the tournament. $7,500 to the Children’s Wish Foundation in memory of his parents, Norm and Marion Baier, bringing the total amount raised to $15,000.

Once again the event was put together by Christine Herr, NAPA Ontario Marketing & Events Coordinator and her team. Serving as Master of Ceremonies for the event was Kevin Patterson, General Sales Manager, NAPA Auto Parts.

The Lowest Score Award went to the foursome of Louie Giaccheta, Julian Crupi, Maurizo Crupi and Danny Papetti. Craig Pitman won Closest to the Pin. The most Honest Golfer award went to the foursome of Craig Pitman, Mike Sofroniou, Christina Debonis and Michelle Grant. The Longest Drive went to Jeff Lee.

The Lowest Score Award went to the foursome of Louie Giacchetta, Julian Crupi, Maurizo Crupi and Danny Papetti.
The Most Honest Golfer award went to the foursome of Craig Pitman, Mike Sofroniou, Christina Debonis and Michelle Grant.
The Longest Drive winner was Jeff Lee.
NAPA Brand Ambassadors, Brennan Hawkins, and Bryanne Goad were on hand helping with the tournament and posting coverage of the event on social media.
Kevin Patterson, General Sales Manager for NAPA, did fine job as Master of Ceremonies.
"Our Brand Ambassador program is all about community engagement, showcasing our stores and how they are interacting with their communities including special events like today's golf tournament which raised funds for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada," explained Chris Kinghorn, Regional Vice President of NAPA Ontario.
Well-known former Toronto Maple Leaf, Eddie Shack attended the event as a guest of Tony Di Santo, Owner of Florida Garage in Toronto.
Tyler Mercer, Manager, Resource Development for the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada accepted a cheque for $7,500 from Kevin Patterson and Christine Herr.
Golfers waiting out the rain storm before it was finally cancelled.

 

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