MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – Though CEO Kathy Ward was regretfully unable to attend last night, the annual Canadian Black Book charity golf tournament was a resounding success again raising $20,550 for a worthy cause.
Hosted at the exclusive Mississauga Golf and Country Club on Monday afternoon, the event is a favourite on the golf tournament schedule for many in the automotive industry.
“We can’t thank everyone enough for coming out and supporting us again this year,” Black Book president Larry Shred told the crowd at dinner following the golf.
Money raised through the 144-player tournament and the auction – where Toronto Maple Leafs tickets sold for $550, a dozen lobsters from Clearwater.ca sold for $400 and a foursome at Mississauga G. and C.C. went for $800 – was donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.
The company also took time in between dinning courses to hand out its industry icon award to now retired Scotiabank legend, Ron Porter. The former senior V-P of automotive financing and indirect lending called it a career as of May 1 and said during a brief speech that he was thankful he had such a great career that spanned over 33 years.
“This is a very dynamic industry. Sales are great but it was time to move on and hand it over because the hours are long and the country is broad,” Porter said. “This is an honour… enjoy the industry. It’s lot of fun and let’s hope sales continue the way they are.”
The winning group lead by SCI Marketview’s Alan Bird carded an impressive 61.