Maple Lodge Farms Hosts 19th Annual Tournament of Dreams
Maple Lodge Farms, Canada’s largest chicken processor, held its annual golf tournament in support of SickKids Foundation on June 26th at Lionhead Golf Club in Brampton, ON. The event raised over $200K in proceeds to better children’s health and make quality care more accessible to families.
The 19th annual Tournament of Dreams was bursting with 350 golfers & volunteers, ready to make a difference and enjoy a day of golf, raffle prizes a bevy of activities and some great food, in recognition of their sponsors’ generous donations.
“Maple Lodge Farms’ Tournament of Dreams has been a pivotal charity initiative for the last 19 years, raising over $3 million for local charities with a focus on children’s health – a cause close to our heart,” said Fred Marques, Chief Operating Officer at Maple Lodge Farms. “We take pride in the event and contributing to local charities in need – something that would not be possible without our many vendors and sponsors. We thank them for their contributions and support over the last 19 years and we look forward to celebrating our big 20th anniversary next year.”
“Maple Lodge Farms has proven once again that they are dedicated to and supportive of their communities. The tremendous success of the 19th Tournament of Dreams is incredible and will have a major impact on our children’s hospitals and the lives of Canadian families,” said Mark Hierlihy, President and CEO, Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations & Children’s Miracle Network. “Our mission is to do what is right for children, so they live the healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible. Maple Lodge Farms has fully embraced this by putting children at the heart of fundraising. We are extremely proud of our partnership.”
“For more than 15 years, Maple Lodge Farms has generously invested in children’s health at SickKids,” said James Powell, Director of Cause Marketing at SickKids Foundation, one of the hospitals that is part of the Children’s Miracle Network. “As a company deeply rooted in family, Maple Lodge Farms shares our passion and optimism that healthier children lead to a better world. SickKids is grateful to Maple Lodge Farms, their employees, partners and customers for their support through Maple Lodge Farms’ 19th annual Tournament of Dreams golf tournament.”
Maple Lodge Farms is a Catalyst Sponsor for building the new SickKids Toronto and has committed to contributing at least $1 million to this project over five years. The proceeds from the Tournament of Dreams will go towards this commitment, as well as to other Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.
About Maple Lodge Farms
In 1834, the May family arrived in Canada and settled on a farm just outside what is now Brampton, Ontario. Among the few things they brought was a proud tradition of hard work, agricultural wisdom and humble family values. Each subsequent generation farmed that same property and today it is home to the headquarters of what became their thriving commercial chicken processing business. Today, still family-owned, Maple Lodge Farms (MLF) is Canada’s largest chicken processor. Their products include fresh and frozen chicken cuts, as well as chicken wieners and deli meats, which are sold domestically and in more than 30 countries worldwide. MLF is also Canada’s number one supplier of Halal meat to the consumer marketplace.
For more information on Maple Lodge Farms, visit www.maplelodgefarms.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the non-profit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca
About SickKids Foundation
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions. For more information, please visit https://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/.
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