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Annual Golf Tournament Starts Canadian Food Drive


The Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ont. was the site of this year’s annual Manheim and UCDA Ruth Hart-Stephens & Bob Beattie Annual Golf Tournament.

Some 148 golfers hit the green for this annual fundraising event. During the tournament, Manheim Toronto – on behalf of Cox Automotive Canada – launched the company’s annual Drive Away Hunger campaign and food drive. As in previous years, team members were encouraged to make non-perishable food donations from a list of much- needed items provided by area food banks.

“Our goal is to ensure that this is one of our biggest and most successful corporate social responsibility initiatives yet,” said Maria Soklis, president, Cox Automotive Canada. “Last year, team members from coast to coast raised 6,492 lbs. of food for Canadians in need. This year’s goal is to surpass that amount by at least ten per cent.”

Some of this year’s tournament sponsors included Desjardins, NAPA, UCDA & Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers, NextGear Capital, Dealertrack Canada, CARPROOF, Canadian Black Book, Jaguar Land Rover Canada, First Canadian Financial Group 
and Cox Automotive Canada.