The Tenth Annual Golf Tournament

The skies were threatening in the morning, but by registration time the weather changed and it turned out to be a perfect day for a round of golf. One hundred and eighteen golfers took to the Cardinal Golf Club’s east course to help celebrate our tenth annual golf tournament in support of Grandravine Special Program.

Must be the newest Blues Brothers.
Must be the newest Blues Brothers.

The day’s events unfolded as planned including the hole in one, putting, longest drive and closest to the pin competitions. New this year, courtesy of Derek Lasky and Randy Osborne The Investors Group, was a chipping competition with twelve year old scotch as the prize. But the big hit, as usual, was the Porchetta station on the tenth hole.

Going Whole Hog on the 10th hole.
Going Whole Hog on the 10th hole.

The day was capped by a great dinner and presentation. And this year two people each walked away with a forty six inch TV in the raffle courtesy of Pat Raso of Coro Electric.

A tournament, such as this, that has been going on for ten years does not happen by accident. Beginning with the first years when it was organized by Carmelina Corvinelli and Matthew Ciccotelli, Coro Electric has been a key supporter. They continue to promote the tournament bringing dozens of golfers and sponsors each year. Grandravine president Joe Rizzuto and vice-president Michael Liotta made the presentation to Pat Raso and Mike Corvinelli for their unwavering generosity.

To Pat and Mike and everyone at Coro - thanks!
To Mike and Pat and everyone at Coro – Thanks!

Another big reason for ten years of success is the team of seasoned volunteers beginning with Silvia Rizzuto who organized the event for the last several years. These volunteers, along with the able staff at Cardinal, deserve kudos for making this years event as successful as the the previous nine.

RoseAnn Merrick, Cindi Buick, Lee Kelly, Lisa Rizzuto, Silvia Rizzuto,  Luci Liotta,Teresa Bhandal, Tony Tari, Susan Tari, Steven Tari, Sue Mogford, Mary Leah, Nora Saymaz, Jessica Salvatore

Cindi and RoseAnn greeting every golfer with a smile......and a lunch ticket.
Cindi and RoseAnn greeting every golfer with a smile……and a lunch ticket.

While we all have a great time on the course we cannot forget the reason that we are here and that is to raise money for Special Hockey at Grandravine. We are grateful to all the golfers that have come out for the last ten years for our special athletes. And we are grateful as well to all the corporate and individual sponsors that donate so generously every year. We couldn’t do it without you.

Acuity Brands

Aerostar Electric

Alliance Construction

Bargains Group

BMK Benchmark

Carol Clifford

Corey DiSanto

Coro Electric

David Leah

Dr. Marc Sherkin –
MD Golf/Blue Ice Hockey

Edward Jones Canada

Elmwood General Contractors Ltd

Gal Power Systems Toronto Ltd.

Harrison Home Products

J.J. McGuire General Construction

Joe DelGuzzo

John Quintieri

Kennedy M.B. Autobody

Lapas Consulting Engineers

Lastman’s Bad Boy

Lormel Homes


Margo Yoshiki

Matera Carpentry Contracters Ltd.

Merrick Family

Michael and Luci Liotta

MLSE Foundation

Pat Raso

Picture Homes Millenium Inc.

Procan Inc.

Promo Partners

Provo Ltd.


Rev-Amp Electrical Equipment

Rizzuto Family

Robertson Electric

Speedy Electrical Contractors

Terry Russell and
Kathleen Redmond

Totera Meats

Tripemco Burlington Insurance Group Ltd.

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