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Longo's "Fore Kids' Sake" Charity Golf Tournament

June 20, 2017

 

 

We invite you to join us at our 28th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre.

Over the past 27 years, your generous support and loyal participation has helped raise over $3.1 million, benefiting local hospitals, children's charities and kids' camps across the Greater Toronto Area. 

Even if you are not a "golfer", there are many ways for you to participate as we welcome sponsorship, tax receiptable donations and the opportunity to sample your products to over 500 golfers.

Join us for all day food sampling and fun on-course events with your chance to win a $25,000 Longo's Gift Card and an opportunity to "Beat the Longo" on select par 3s.

Be sure to check out our gallery of photos.

We look forward to seeing you at our signature fundraising event and thank you for helping to make our communities a better place!

Some of our charitable partners for this year include:

About LFCF

Longo’s corporate charitable giving program, combined with the philanthropy of the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation (LFCF) represent a legacy of commitment and investment in our communities that began in 1956.

Unique to Longo’s, our approach engages our love of family and passion for food to inspire healthy families. We believe that family values are essential to community growth and by investing in and maintaining a leadership position of community involvement, we will help ensure the health and well-being of our communities will be sustained for years to come.

Last year, Longo’s and the LFCF donated $1.5 million to local charities, organizations and sponsored events. Our giving is focused on programs that target the good health of families and the benefits of fresh, healthy eating. To learn more about Longo’s charitable giving and sponsorship of community events, visit Longos.com.

Through the years, the LFCF has pledged gifts and donations impacting the lives of families served by over 100 charities across the GTA. The LFCF continues to focus its giving primarily in the areas of:
 

  • Hospitals, health care services and specialized health organizations with a primary focus on disease prevention, education and support for families
     
  • Kids’ camps and initiatives that empower children and youth and offer the best opportunity and support to succeed and reach their full potential
     

100% of the proceeds from our signature fundraising event, Longo’s Annual “Fore Kids’ Sake” Charity Golf Tournament, are distributed through the LFCF.

A few of our charitable partners over the years include:

History of Longo's Annual Charity Golf Tournament

While giving back to our communities has been a part of our family, business and culture since 1956, it was Tommy Longo’s passion for golf, family and friends that brought this tournament to life in 1990.

Our 3 Founders (left to right): Gus, Tommy, and Joe Longo

Our 3 Founders (left to right): Gus, Tommy, and Joe Longo

Our first tournament hosted 75 golfers at Indian Wells Golf Club in Burlington and raised $5,000 for SickKids’ Hospital.

By 1994, the tournament was so successful and the increasingly positive response (up to 300 golfers), led us to host our current morning and afternoon format. For another 18 years, we hosted our tournament at Kleinburg Golf Club.

In just six short years, we celebrated our first sell-out year, meaning that we filled all 432 available spots. $60,000 was raised for SickKids’, Peel Memorial (now William Osler Health Centre) and Credit Valley Hospitals (now Trillium Health Partners).

With the closing of Kleinburg Golf Club for development in 2010, our tournament was moved to the prestigious Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre, allowing us to increase the number of golfers.

In 2017, we raised a record $305,000 from our signature fundraising event, benefiting local hospitals, children’s charities and kids’ camps across the GTA by hosting 520 golfers over two shotguns!

Over the past 27 years, we are happy to report that we’ve hosted over 10,000 golfers and collectively raised over $3.1 million! We also had a hole-in-one winner in 2004 – Peter Willson- who won a 2-year lease on a Ford Mustang and we’ve enjoyed the company of golfing with a few celebrities (Johnny Bower in 2004Walter Gretzky in 2008 and Frank Ferragine in 2010). 

2016 marked the 27th year of this Fresh Tradition; a tradition that allows us to honour Tommy’s vision with the ultimate gathering and give back to our communities which is the legacy of each of our 3 Founders, Tommy, Joe and Gus Longo. By combining a passion for golf with a love of friends, family, business and community partners, we come together every year to share a day of golf, food and fun, while working together for a common purpose – to help inspire healthy families and make our communities a better place.

 

Schedule & Location - June 20th, 2017

Early Bird Tournament
Time: 6:30am (registration & breakfast on the patio)
Shotgun start: 7:00 am
Luncheon: immediately following golf

Afternoon Tournament
Time: 12:30 pm (registration & lunch on the patio)
Shotgun start: 1:30 pm
Dinner: immediately following golf

Format: Both shotguns will be played as a Scramble. Every player tees off at each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. This continues until the ball is holed out.

If you require the use of rental golf clubs, please indicate on the registration form. The cost is $35 per rental for the day and you can include in your group payment.

The day’s events will also include:
  • chance to “Beat the Longo” to win a Longo’s Gift Card on select par 3s
  • chance to win Groceries for a Year with a hole-in-one ($25,000 Longo's Gift Card)


Designed to Excite Every Level of Golfer

Lionhead’s beautifully landscaped grounds incorporate the natural beauty of meadows, wetlands, forests and natural foliage on 520 acres of land.

For those who appreciate a course that will challenge every club in your bag Lionhead recommends the Legends, a difficult and demanding layout set amongst steeply rolling terrain, wooded ravines and the picturesque Credit River.

For golfers who prefer a vigorous but slightly less demanding course, the Masters fits the bill as a Florida-type course with unique bunkers and scenic ponds on several holes. 


Your day will include complimentary amenities such as:
    • Valet service to the Pro Shop
    • Full service locker room
    • Access to lounge, dining room, halfway house and refreshment carts

 

Lionhead Golf Club – Brampton

8525 Mississauga Road
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0C1
Phone: (905) 455-8400
Web: www.golflionhead.com

 

Submit completed form along with payment by May 26th.

If you would like to sponsor a Longo’s team member to play in your group, please indicate on the form.

Donation of items for the prize tables are most welcome! You can simply bring the day of the tournament.

Registration includes the following benefits and recognition as outlined below (for other Sponsorship opportunities, go to Sponsorship Packages):

 
 

Sponsorship Packages - Thank you to all of our 2017 Special Sponsors

Top Tier Sponsors for 2017

Special sponsorship packages include the following benefits and recognition as outlined below:

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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the tournament, we would love to hear from you.

For information regarding registration, please contact rosanne.longo@longos.com

For information regarding sampling or donation of food & beverage, please contact mitch.yeatman@longos.com

To ensure you receive notices about our upcoming golf tournament, send an email to rosanne.longo@longos.com