Humber College's 2022 Golf Classic presented by TD Insurance took place on June 27 at The Country Club golf course and raised more than $180,000. The funds will be used to provide direct support to students in the form of scholarships, bursaries and learning support.
Since the event’s inception in 2013, and with this year’s proceeds, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for Humber students. This year’s tournament was the first since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is all about our students and it’s just a wonderful opportunity to give back and to really ensure that the next generation of students that are moving forward have an opportunity to make a difference,” said Gina Antonacci, Humber’s senior vice-president, Academic.
The day got started with breakfast followed by a pre-game warmup on the driving range and putting green before all 211 golfers teed off on two championship courses. At the end of 18 holes, the golfers enjoyed a gourmet lunch along with prizes and both a silent and live auction. It was emceed by entertainment reporter and Humber alumnus Rudy Blair.
Now-retired Humber president and CEO Chris Whitaker attended the tournament to thank sponsors and show his support for Humber.
“Not only are we hosting a golf tournament for a good cause, but it also fosters that sense of community amongst many of our supporters, so it’s really a fun day as well as a day to contribute towards student success,” said Whitaker.
Tournament sponsors included Black Cat Advertising and Chartwells as Masters sponsors, and Area Construction, Borealis Creative Agency, Buchanan Technologies and Paragon Security as Green Jacket sponsors.
"Humber College would like to thank the event sponsors for providing opportunities for deserving students through scholarships and bursaries, which gives them the financial security needed to pursue their dream career," said Raina Faza, project manager, Unlimited Campaign. “We’re grateful for and want to acknowledge all event sponsors, donors and golfers.”
For more information or to donate, visit the Advancement and Alumni website.