Media Release- June 27th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELE ASE

 

STAAL FOUNDATION OPEN RELEASES NAMES OF SUPPORTING CHARITIES AND CELEBRITIES FOR 2018

CELEBRITY LINEUP JOINING THE STAAL BROTHERS IN SUPPORT

 

 

JUNE 27, 2018 THUNDER BAY — The Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel, will be once again supporting local charities – the Smilezone Foundation, Camp Quality, and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.

“We have raised over $845,000 in the four years that we have hosted this event. We are expecting to reach over $1 million after this year. We wouldn’t be able to achieve this goal without our sponsors and volunteers as well as the wonderful support from our community,” says Ken Boshcoff, Tournament Director.

“We are so pleased to be partnered with such an amazing organization again. The money we raise each year goes directly to the children to enrich their lives. For 60 years we have been doing this and we couldn’t do it without the continued help of the community,” says Tom Walters, Executive Officer of George Jeffrey Children’s Centre.

“We are delighted to be a part of the Staal Foundation Open for its fifth year and are extremely grateful

to have been chosen again as one of the recipient charities from this tournament,” said Jody Nesti, Chair, Board of Directors, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. “The funds raised through this tournament have provided residents of Northwestern Ontario exceptional cancer care here at home - from diagnosis to treatment to research. We are thankful for the ongoing leadership of the Staal Family Foundation in making this tournament such a success and to our community, who always step up and provide ongoing hope to cancer patients and their families.”

“We are truly honoured to remain a charity of

choice for the Staal Foundation Open and Staal family.

 

The dollars they have contributed over the years have had an incredible impact on our ability to provide uplifting and empowering experiences for our campers and their families. We thank everyone involved in

this event for their efforts and thank the Staal Family Foundation for its longstanding commitment to supporting those living with childhood cancer,” said Ashleigh Quarrell of Camp Quality.

In addition, the Staal Foundation Open, presented by Tbaytel, officially released the roster of celebrities attending this year’s event. The list includes NHL Hall of Famers, past and present NHLers, TSN personalities, the Staal brothers and Thunder Bay local professionals.

“We are excited as the roster continues to grow and attract interest of so many celebrities in different areas of sports. Some of which who will be in attendance this year include previously announced Bobby Orr, Rick Vaive, and Bryan Bickell. We are so pleased to have such a high volume of interest in our event,” says Ken Boshcoff.

Spectators will have the opportunity to take in all the action during the Fountain Tire Summer Classic and Scotiabank Celebrity Pro-Am, both taking place at Whitewater Golf Club on Monday, July 9th, 2018.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

KEN BOSHCOFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TEL 807-473-8228

 

 

2018 STAAL FOUNDATION OPEN CELEBRITY ROSTER

Bryan Bickell - Retired NHL Player from 2006-2017 Robert Bortuzzo - St. Louis Blues

Brett Cleverdon - Long Drive & Trick Show Entertainer Kerry Fraser - Retired NHL senior referee

Stew Gavin - Retired NHL Player from 1980-1995 Lindsay Hamilton - TSN Personality

Carter Hutton - St. Louis Blues

Haley Irwin - Canadian Ice Hockey Player (3 Gold, 5 Silver Medals for Canada)

Trevor Kidd - Retired NHL Goaltender from 1992-2006 Trevor Letowski - Retired NHL Player from 1997-2010

Norm MacIvor - Assistant General Manager of Chicago Blackhawks

Bobby Orr - Retired NHL Player from 1966-1978 Dennis Owchar - Retired NHL Player from 1973-1982 Gino Reda - TSN Personality

Glenn Schiiler - TSN Personality

Al Secord - Retired NHL Player from 1979-1990 & 1994-1996

Eric Staal - Minnesota Wild

Jared Staal - Former Carolina Hurricanes Jordan Staal- Carolina Hurricanes

Marc Staal - New York Rangers

Rick Vaive - Retired NHL Player from 1979-1992

Katie Weatherston - Retired Canadian Ice Hockey Player (2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal for Canada)

2018 STAAL FOUNDATION OPEN SPONSORS

Title Sponsor: Staal Family Foundation

Presenting Sponsor: Tbaytel

Summer Classic Sponsor: Fountain Tire

Celebrity Pro Am Title Sponsor: Scotiabank

18th Green Title Sponsor: Porter Airlines

Official Pro Am Title Sponsor: Bumper to Bumper

Platinum Sponsors:

Marostica Subaru

Thunder Bay Airport

Gold Corp

Fort William Historical Park

RBC SKYWAY

Scotiabank Bumper to Bumper

Gold Level Sponsors:

Sportop Marketing

BDO

Tony & Adam’s

EKT 90

Signs Now The Pita Pit Generator

Sleeping Giant Brewing Company

 

Silver Level Sponsors:

Valhalla Inn

E.H. Price

Smith’s RV Centre

Robert Keeper

Clow Darling

Pierce Floorcraft

Keating Insulation

Porter Airlines

Autohome Paints

Whitewater Golf Club

Twin City Refreshments

Fix Auto

Spectrum Group

Smith’s & Associates

 First Class Gas

GRIDLINK

Media Sponsors:

Acadia Broadcasting

Dougall Media

The Chronicle Journal

Superior Digital

Generator

Lakehead Printing

Partner Sponsors:

Sencia

Whitewater Golf Club

City of Thunder Bay

Oliver Paipoonge

Carrel + Partners Law Firm

Fort William Country Club

Kakabeka Crystal

Chartwell

Government of Ontario

Twin City Refreshments

The Power Centre

Enterprise

The Walleye

Lowerys

Halfway Motors Power Sports

GFL Environmental

Community Affiliates:

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Superior Country Thunder Bay Border Cats Golf Thunder Bay

Waste Connections of Canada

Thunder Bay District Golf Association

The Chanterelle

 

 

Please see our website for entire list of all sponsors at www.staalopen.ca