Hamilton ON - The Great Lakes Tour (GLT) is pleased to announce a partnership with Golf to Conquer Cancer presented by Harry Rosen (G2CC).
G2CC will be staging the fifth playing of the tournament on Monday June 11, 2018 and in four prior years has raised over $4.7 million dollars for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The partnership will see up to six GLT members participate in the event.
The event is contested on two exclusive golf courses in the Greater Toronto Area, Granite Golf Club and Coppinwood Golf Club. Since 2015, golf professionals have been invited to participate making the event more special as a pro-am type format. The professional presence assists in adding value to the amateur foursomes and allows for further networking opportunities while raising funds for such a worthy cause.
G2CC features the top businesses, entrepreneurs and leading executives from across Ontario and Canada with the capacity and mutual goal to support The Princess Margaret's ongoing delivery of the gold standard in cancer care: Personalized Cancer Medicine . A maximum of 60 foursomes can register and the cost to enter a foursome is $15,000 with proceeds going to support this goal. G2CC is Canada's top grossing single day golf fundraiser supporting cancer research. In 2017 alone G2CC raised $1.3 million.
"I have been involved with G2CC since the first year in 2014, and having the Great Lakes Tour name and players associated with this event is truly special." Says GLT President Jim Kenesky. "The disease has affected many of us in some way, and I know our selected members will do a wonderful job in helping to elevate the amateur experience and raising awareness for the event."
In his continuing effort to raise awareness and funds for G2CC, Tour President Jim Kenesky recently accepted an Honorary Chair position for the event.
"I was thrilled when Nick Taylor reached out to me regarding an Honorary Chair position." Said Kenesky. "Rick Sovereign and Craig Marseilles were two professionals I always looked up to and cancer took them from us much too early. This is our time to give what we can to ensure individuals dealing with the disease get the best care possible during their fight."
Nick Taylor is the Senior Director of New Revenue, Strategic Initiatives and Chief Golf Officer for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and had this to say regarding the partnership. "The Golf to Conquer Cancer tournament continues to grow thanks to great supporters and partners like Jim and the Great Lakes Tour. Including representation from current tour members with leading professionals through PGA of Ontario will add tremendous value for our participants"
The six GLT members will be invited based on playing ability/accomplishments, standings on the current Order of Merit and their personal background. Members will be asked to submit their intentions to participate and will be selected based on this set of criteria.
Great Lakes Tour Alumni include PGA TOUR Professional David Hearn, PGA TOUR Champions member Rod Spittle and Web.com Tour player Brad Fritsch. Established in 2001, the GLT remains as one of Canada's only developmental golf tours and continues to offer members many opportunities to pursue their goals of playing on the PGA TOUR.
For more information on G2CC please visit the official event website HERE