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Chairman's Charity Classic raises $354,000

Proceeds from annual golf tournament will benefit Durham College and UOIT students; provide support to Abilities Centre Durham

OSHAWA, ON. - Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, donors, volunteers and 240 golfers, $354,000 was raised at the 13th annual Durham Region Chairman's Charity Classic on June11. Hosted by Deer Creek Golf Club and Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ontario, the tournament welcomed golfers of every skill level as they came together in an effort to positively impact the lives of individuals living in Durham Region and extend a legacy of giving to community organizations.

All of the funds raised will be used to provide assistance to students in financial need at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and support the creation of Abilities Centre Durham. The tournament, hosted by Durham Region Chairman Roger Anderson, has raised more than $3.5 million since its inception.

Representatives of each of the three organizations receiving proceeds from the tournament were on hand for the cheque presentation and to extend their gratitude for the ongoing and enthusiastic support of young people in the region from the sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants.

The event, regarded as one of the most successful fundraising initiatives in the Greater Toronto Area, included three Fraser Ford hole-in-one holes, a $1-million shootout and live and silent auction items including a private hockey box at the Scotiabank Centre in Ottawa, Ontario and tuition to Durham College and UOIT.


About Durham College
At Durham College, the student experience comes first, an approach it has taken for more than 40 years. Through a vast range of market-driven programs that are taught by exceptional professors with real-world experience, students develop the skills required to meet the ever-changing needs of employers and the job market. Moving forward, Durham College's expansion plans will see its Whitby campus grow by 40,000 square feet including the construction of an energy-neutral living laboratory for new technologies and education that will serve the growing needs of the emerging energy sector. The expansion will also provide new opportunities for skilled trades training, an area vitally important to Ontario's ability to grow and prosper in the years ahead. Durham College has more than 6,300 full-time students, thousands of part-time students and more than 1,400 apprentices. For more information, visit or call 905.721.2000.

About UOIT
As an innovative university, UOIT delivers a leading-edge learning environment that uniquely combines academic knowledge, research opportunities, hands-on skills and a vibrant student life. UOIT's more than 5,500 students are taught by professors who are experts in their fields from around the world. As Ontario's first laptop-based university, the university offers a diverse array of challenging undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its faculties of Business and Information Technology; Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies; Education; Energy Systems and Nuclear Science; Engineering and Applied Science; Health Sciences; and Science. UOIT's commitment to research excellence has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including five Canada Research Chairs. To find out more, visit or call 905.721.8668.

About Ontario Tech University
A modern, forwarding-thinking university, Ontario Tech advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world. For us, it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology differentiates us as university. Learn more at

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