For six years running, the annual Humber Golf Classic has brought together donors, alumni, staff, faculty, industry partners and the community for a spirited round of golf in support of an important cause - our students.
Despite stormy skies, more than $176,000 was raised for student awards and scholarships at the 2018 Humber Golf Classic – our most successful year to date. Presented by Bird Construction, the event took place on Monday, June 4 at The Club at Bond Head. More than 200 golfers hit the links in support of our students.
One such student is Jeremy Logan, a 2nd-year radio broadcasting student, swing announcer for 96.9 Radio Humber and emcee for the night's dinner reception. As a recipient of the Phil Stone/Bell Media Radio Award and the Sirius Satellite Radio Scholarship, Logan is no stranger to the significant impact that donor-funded financial aid can have on Humber students.
"Chasing a second career while also providing for a family was a daunting task," Logan shared. "However, thanks to the generous support of Humber donors like all of you in the room tonight, students no longer have to be afraid that our choices were made in error. We can be confident that there are people out there who are cheering us on and enabling us to pursue our passions."
Chris Whitaker, President and CEO of Humber College, expressed his gratitude as he took to the mic during dinner: "With your generosity, you have become champions for our students through this cornerstone event. As we look ahead to all of the promising opportunities that lay in front of us, we will continue working to make a difference in our students’ lives, supporting them and ensuring their access to education – no matter what their financial situation may be."
With the funds from this year included, the Humber Golf Classic has now raised more than $675,000 since launching in 2013.
As the event came to a close, Logan said, "By supporting awards and scholarships through events such as this golf tournament, you are turning obstacles into opportunities. On behalf of my fellow students, thank you."
Special thanks to our major sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Bird
Major Sponsor: Black Cat Advertising
Platinum Sponsor: Chartwells
Gold Sponsors: Garda World, SOS Design Inc., TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
All sponsors can be viewed on the Golf Classic website.