For almost two decades, Manheim has invited dealers, sponsors, and partners to gather at a local club for golf, food, prizes and more. This year’s event was held at Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ontario.
During the tournament, Manheim Toronto—on behalf of Cox Automotive Canada—launched the company’s annual Drive Away Hunger campaign and food drive ahead of schedule.
As in previous years, team members are being encouraged to make non-perishable food donations from a list of much-needed items provided by area food banks. This year’s Drive Away Hunger campaign will run from June 18–29. In recent years, Drive Away Hunger has become a global initiative, held across all Cox Automotive business units in every country.
“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 10 per cent.”
A marquee event, the Manheim and UCDA Ruth Hart-Stephens & Bob Beattie Annual Golf Tournament brings together Cox Automotive Canada executives, vendors, and customers from across southern and south-western Ontario, while providing competitive entertainment, along with opportunities for golfers to network and interact. Since its inception, the event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships in Ruth Hart-Stephens & Bob Beattie’s names for deserving students at the Canadian Automotive Institute at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont. It has, additionally, brought in thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items for those in need across the province. This year’s tournament was a sell-out event.