Caledon Woods Golf Club, Bolton

The evolution of Tournament

2012 – A small group former teachers and alumni talked about holding tournament to raise some funds for the upkeep of the KCSS Alumni Case of Distinction. A committee was formed and the planning began.

2013 – The inaugural tournament was held at Nobleton Lakes Golf Club. 44 golfers participated and over $2100 was raised.  The tournament was great fun for all and deemed such a success to hold another tournament in 2014.

2014 – After a year of learning the planning committee expanded the scope of the tourney with a goal of raising awareness for the event, and some much needed funds to pay debts. Tourney was held at the wonderful ClubLink Kings Riding Course with 84 players and over $6600 was raised. The generosity of the sponsors and prize donations was outstanding. A grand success.

2015 – The committee made some key decisions for the 2015 tourney – 1) move the date to June instead of the fall,  2) play on a Sunday afternoon,  3) partner with a local organization to share in the profits thus making a true charity tournament. The tournament moved venues to Station Creek Golf Club which proved to be a wise move as the tourney was finding its legs. Over $8500 was raised for various charities including the Down Syndrome Association of York Region as our primary recipient.

2016 – Our greatest success to date with the most players participating and playing on a Friday afternoon again at Station Creek. Was the largest amount of over $10,000 raised for Charity our partners including the Down Syndrome Association of York Region.

2017 – Friday, June 2, 2017 at Station Creek Golf Club. With generous financial support and superb prize donations over $12,000 was raised. The funds was divided amongst the Down Syndrome Association of York Region, the Mike Mallory Memorial Student Scholarship and ongoing current KCSS student bursaries and assistance.  See full 2017 recap.

Tournament History

Many thanks to all tournament day volunteers who assist in the smooth running of the event. They include: Caroline Boccia, Lydia McClure, Jim McGugan, Pam Blackert, Les Smith, Ruth Patifio, Barb Ellison and many others over the years.

2018 Organizational Committee

Paul Heaslip – Event convenor / registration / website  & communications

Tom Ellison – Sponsorship / finances

Ryan O'Neill – Prize donations

Joan Johnston – Event day coordinator

Ross McClure – Volunteers coordinator

Catherine Long – Secretary

KCSS Alumni Classic Charity Golf Tournament

Caledon Woods Golf Club – Bolton