The celebrity and PGA TOUR professional field that will participate in the 2010 Mike Weir Charity Classic has been confirmed.
The second annual event will kick off tournament week of the RBC Canadian Open on Monday, July 19th at the historic St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto, with net proceeds benefiting The Mike Weir Foundation.
The marquee group of celebrities from television, film, music and sports includes Samuel L. Jackson, George Lopez, Kevin Dillon, Tom Cochrane, 2010 Olympic gold medalists Jon Montgomery, Rick Nash, Martin Brodeur, NHL superstars Dion Phaneuf and Steven Stamkos as well as CFL legend Damon Allen. A host of veterans and emerging stars from the PGA TOUR such as Anthony Kim, Fred Couples, Luke Donald, Camilo Villegas, Stephen Ames, Paul Casey, Sean O’Hair and Retief Goosen will also participate.
“I’m thrilled so many friends have agreed to come out and support my charity again this year,” said Mike Weir. “I’m grateful for the time these players and celebrities have taken out of their busy lives to come and support my Foundation. Thanks to RBC and Golf Canada for helping realize my vision to raise more awareness and support for the various children’s programs we fund.”
In 2008, RBC, in partnership with Golf Canada, made a philanthropic commitment to raise $5 million for children’s wellness initiatives over the five year term of RBC’s title sponsorship of the RBC Canadian Open.
“RBC believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work and the Mike Weir Charity Classic enables us to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for golf fans and clients while making a meaningful investment to the local community through our charity partner, the Mike Weir Foundation,” said Jim Little, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, RBC.
The Mike Weir Foundation is dedicated to advancing the physical, emotional and educational welfare of children in Canada. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $5 million for children’s wellness – with over $3 million being provided for children’s health care and related causes. Numerous local and national children’s charities have received support from The Mike Weir Foundation.
Tickets to the event are just $20 and can be purchased online at www.rbccanadianopen.com , with net proceeds benefitting the Foundation. Children who are 15 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information about the Mike Weir Charity Classic, visit www.weircharityclassic.com.