The Fix Automotive Network’s (FAN) annual charity Masters Golf Tournament held in Ontario was a grand success.
On Tuesday, September 17, the network held the event at the King Valley Golf Club in King City, Ont. Attending the event were franchise strategic partners from all three segments of the FAN—Fix Auto, Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass—along with supplier partners, industry partners and members of the corporate team.
Battling it out over 18 holes, a total of 124 golfers registered and participated in the tournament. Playing for charity on the bright sunny day, the golfers enjoyed a day of additional fun activities on the course. Daryll O’Keefe, Regional Vice President, Ontario and Manitoba at Fix Automotive Network Canada, put on a wetsuit yet again to be dunked into a tank of water for charity. Golfers also had the opportunity to shoot golf balls with an air cannon priced at $30 per person or $100 for a foursome. Another fun activity on the course was teeing marshmallows instead of golf balls.
After a busy day out on the beautiful grounds, all attendees gathered for a round of drinks, conversation and a grand buffet dinner.
Prizes for the golf competition were announced during the evening. The following emerged victorious at the tournament:
- Ladies Longest Drive – Lindsey Clarke
- Men’s Longest Drive – Kenny Hutton
- Longest Drive Opposite Hand – Oz Grande
- Winning Foursome with a Score of 60 – Mike Savage, Steve Gallace, Peter Wrong, Craig Alvaro
- Air Cannon Closest to the Pin – Dustin Warren
- NAPA Axalta Marshmallow Longest Drive (Men) – Colin Anderson
- NAPA Axalta Marshmallow Longest Drive (Women) – Isabelle Courteau
Fundraising activities did not stop on the golf greens. With a section of the money used by attendees to register for the event, the corporate office team were able to purchase a wide selection of gifts, including a 55-inch TV, a wall-mounted fireplace, an espresso machine, branded ladies’ handbags, a Samsonite suitcase, a desktop monitor, a Canon DSLR camera, gift certificates, among other things. Attendees had the opportunity to purchase tickets and place them in boxes for the items they wished to win. Draws for these items took place at dinnertime, sending off winners with their choice of gifts under their arms and smiles on their faces. All the money collected from the tickets were also added to the charity donation amount.
As a fitting end to a perfect day, Daryll O’Keefe presented a cheque of $10,550, the sum total of all the money collected, to Catherine Bridgman, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities, South Central Ontario. Additionally, Jeff Leper from Fix Auto Waterloo came forward to donate an additional sum of $1500.