Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic Raises a Record $240,000 for Charities

PORT PERRY, ON. Thursday 25, 2016

It was a fairy tale day!

On Wednesday, August 24th, the Great Blue Heron Casino held our 20th Annual Charity Golf Classic. One hundred and forty-four golfers Goofed off at the “Wonderful World of Golf”, classic storybook themed event which included a day of great golf, food and prizes in support of the Port Perry Hospital Foundation and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The 2016 Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic raised a record $240,000, which included $70,000 from our lead sponsors, the Baagwating Community Association, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Casinos Austria International and the OLG, who once again contributed generously to this event.

“On behalf of the Great Blue Heron Casino and our wonderful charity partners, I would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and committee members who contributed to this record-breaking tally,” said Perry Steiner, Chair of the Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic.  The Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic has raised $2.5 million for our various charities over the past twenty years.

“Once again I am thrilled with the success of this year’s event and the important contribution this tournament makes to the Port Perry Hospital and Starlight Children’s Foundation.  I want to thank the golf committee for their continued dedication and imagination as well as our numerous sponsors”, said Great Blue Heron General Manager/CEO Arnold Block. 

“We are very grateful to the Great Blue Heron Casino and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation for their continued generosity”, said Port Perry Hospital Foundation President Jim Lawrence.  Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada’s Executive Director Brian Bringolf expressed, “Once again, the support provided by the Great Blue Heron Golf Classic has presented Starlight with the opportunity to provide much-needed programming in the Port Perry and Durham Region to seriously ill children and their families.

For More Information:
Perry Steiner
Co-Chair, Great Blue Heron Charity Golf Classic &
Director of Marketing, Great Blue Heron Casino
(905) 985-4888 Ext. 4214