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 $2000 was raised. The tournament was great fun for all participants in spite of wet & cool weather, and deemed such success plans for 2014 were started.
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 Friday afternoonStation Creek.$10,000 raised for Charity our partnersDown Syndrome Association of York Region
2017Station Creek Golf Club.over $12,000 was raised. Down Syndrome Association of York RegionMike Mallory Memorial Student ScholarshipKCSS student bursaries and assistance.
2018Caledon Woods Golf Club.over $10,000 was raised. Special Olympics OntarioKCSS Breakfast Assistance ProgramKCSS student bursaries and assistance.
Tournament Recaps by Year
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.
Thanks goes out to previous committee members Ed Sarjeantson and Catherine Long, as well to the dinner emcees, Peter Tetley and Ivan Joseph.