June 23, 2017
by Smilezone Foundation
On Monday, July 17, 2017, celebrities will gather to put smiles on the faces of children in need, as the Smilezone Foundation is set to host its Fifth Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament.
The event will take place at the stunning RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ontario, where 68 foursomes will each be accompanied by a celebrity as they tee off to raise money and awareness for Smilezone’s great cause.
The Foundation, co-founded by former NHL player and two-time Stanley Cup Winner, Adam Graves, transforms hospital rooms and children’s clinics into kid-friendly areas, helping children with disabilities or illnesses feel comfortable in their time of need. To date, the Foundation has completed over 100 successful Smilezones, including recent work at Pathstone Mental Health in Thorold, John McGivney Children’s Centre in Windsor, and Scarborough and Rouge Hospital in Toronto. The Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament has raised over $800,000 in the past four years.
This summer, the Smilezone team will be heading to Ottawa’s Children’s Treatment Centre, Southlake Regional Health Care in Newmarket, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. By the end of 2017, the Foundation will have successfully installed over 150 Smilezones in various children’s hospitals, treatment centres and rehabilitation clinics across Ontario, sharing with thousands of families the universal sign of happiness, a smile.
Tee off will take place at 10:00 a.m., and all participants will enjoy a day that includes great golf, celeb interaction, lunch, drinks, dinner, and exciting live and silent auctions. The long list of sports personalities and athletes is comprised of the likes of Damon Allan, who will receive the 2017 Smilezone Ambassador Award, Hockey Hall of Fame 2016 inductee Eric Lindros, Sean Monahan of the Calgary Flames, past Leaf and Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Bower, New York Ranger Matt Puempel, Ryan O’Reilley from Buffalo Sabres, David Clarkson from the Las Vegas Golden Knights, Florida Panthers Head Coach, Bob Boughner, and many more. Well known sports commentator, Brian Williams, will act as this year’s Master of Ceremonies.
About Smilezone Foundation
Smilezone Foundation is a registered charity committed to “putting smiles on children’s faces”. The charity, founded by Adam Graves and Scott Bachly in 2012, established the overarching mission of assisting children, and their families, who are facing difficult times and health challenges. Smilezone’s mission is to create, build and transform areas (“Zones”) in hospitals, private treatment and development centres, and children’s clinics, to improve the lives of children facing illness, disabilities, and physical and emotional obstacles—ultimately putting smiles on their faces. Please visit www.smilezone.com for more information