A Great Success for Fix Network’s Masters Golf Tournament

A Great Success for Fix Network's Masters Golf Tournament
Catherine Bridgman (C), CEO, RMHC South Central Ontario, accepts a cheque for $10,550 on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities from Daryll O’Keefe (L), Regional Vice President, Ontario and Manitoba at Fix Automotive Network Canada and Jamie Neuman-Rodrigues (R), Regional Marketing Manager, Fix Automotive Network Canada. (Photos: Sukanya Ray Ghosh)

The Fix Automotive Network’s (FAN) annual charity Masters Golf Tournament held in Ontario was a grand success.

On Tuesday, September 17, the network held the event at the King Valley Golf Club in King City, Ont. Attending the event were franchise strategic partners from all three segments of the FAN—Fix Auto, Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass—along with supplier partners, industry partners and members of the corporate team.

Battling it out over 18 holes, a total of 124 golfers registered and participated in the tournament. Playing for charity on the bright sunny day, the golfers enjoyed a day of additional fun activities on the course. Daryll O’Keefe, Regional Vice President, Ontario and Manitoba at Fix Automotive Network Canada, put on a wetsuit yet again to be dunked into a tank of water for charity. Golfers also had the opportunity to shoot golf balls with an air cannon priced at $30 per person or $100 for a foursome. Another fun activity on the course was teeing marshmallows instead of golf balls.

After a busy day out on the beautiful grounds, all attendees gathered for a round of drinks, conversation and a grand buffet dinner.

Prizes for the golf competition were announced during the evening. The following emerged victorious at the tournament:

  • Ladies Longest Drive – Lindsey Clarke
  • Men’s Longest Drive – Kenny Hutton
  • Longest Drive Opposite Hand – Oz Grande
  • Winning Foursome with a Score of 60 – Mike Savage, Steve Gallace, Peter Wrong, Craig Alvaro
  • Air Cannon Closest to the Pin – Dustin Warren
  • NAPA Axalta Marshmallow Longest Drive (Men) – Colin Anderson
  • NAPA Axalta Marshmallow Longest Drive (Women) – Isabelle Courteau

Fundraising activities did not stop on the golf greens. With a section of the money used by attendees to register for the event, the corporate office team were able to purchase a wide selection of gifts, including a 55-inch TV, a wall-mounted fireplace, an espresso machine, branded ladies’ handbags, a Samsonite suitcase, a desktop monitor, a Canon DSLR camera, gift certificates, among other things. Attendees had the opportunity to purchase tickets and place them in boxes for the items they wished to win. Draws for these items took place at dinnertime, sending off winners with their choice of gifts under their arms and smiles on their faces. All the money collected from the tickets were also added to the charity donation amount.

As a fitting end to a perfect day, Daryll O’Keefe presented a cheque of $10,550, the sum total of all the money collected, to Catherine Bridgman, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities, South Central Ontario. Additionally, Jeff Leper from Fix Auto Waterloo came forward to donate an additional sum of $1500.

Golfers take a break from the game to dunk Daryll O’Keefe for charity.
Golfing foursome Ron Reist, Dave Sachko, Colin Anderson and Vik Nevrela pose for a photograph in the midst of the ongoing game.
Patrick Schaffner, Soloman Gatere, Phylindra Fernando and Darren Hewitt
Anita Zeitler, Danny Bucko, Carole-Anne Elliott and Andy Neufeld, Director of Operations at Fix Network Canada, pose in front of the Advantage Parts Solutions tent.
Steve Thompson, Michel Barrette, Chris Tuma and Jay Preston
Eric Leveille, Dale Chalklin, Reg See and Anthony Iannetta
Mike Minardi, Geoff Parker, Fred Daoust and Romehl Capcap
JP Kleniewski and April Chadwick had SATA products on display at their booth on the greens.
Sylvain Seguin, Vice President of Operations at Fix Automotive Network Canada, tries his hand at shooting a golf ball air cannon.
Jeff Moore, Don Larocque, Sinh Quan and Sylvain Seguin pose with the golf ball air cannon.
The Axalta foursome—Paul Cormier, Robbie Stern, Mike Ferman and Ken Gulley
Dominique Bouche, Dimitrios Mitskos, Lindsey Clarke and Jorden Giles
Becky Evans and Hallie Kerr at Mitchell’s booth on the grounds.
Tyson Anaka and Jamie Irving were manning the Axalta booth on the golf course.
Isabelle Courteau and Jean-Luc Rousseau of Rousseau Communication sit down to have a pleasant conversation with their golfing team mates Ben Weir, Owner of Fix Auto London South, and Robert Blenkarn, Owner of Fix Auto Brockville.
Oz Grande, winner of the Longest Drive Opposite Hand
Ladies Longest Drive winner Lindsey Clarke collects her prize from Jamie Neuman-Rodrigues.
NAPA Axalta Marshmallow Longest Drive winners Colin Anderson and Isabelle Courteau pose with their prizes.
Kenny Hutton, Men’s Longest Drive winner, collects his reward.
The winning foursome Mike Savage, Steve Gallace, Peter Wrong and Craig Alvaro collect their prizes from Daryll O’Keefe.

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