Roger Anderson Charity Classic celebrates another successful year

Annual event raises $339,000 to support local youth 

Ajax, Ontario – Roger Anderson’s legacy was remembered by all who took to the greens during the 21st-annual tournament that bears his name. Held on June 14 at the Deer Creek Golf and Country Club, the Roger Anderson Charity Classic is one of Durham Region’s most popular and well-established fundraising events.

This year 220 golfers came together, raising $339,000 to support students in financial need at Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), as well as child and youth programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. This brings the total amount of funds raised since the tournament’s inception to more than $6.5 million.

Karim Mamdani, president, and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; Dr. Steven Murphy, president, UOIT; Don Lovisa, president, DC, attended the evening’s cheque presentation, offering their own thanks for the hard work and dedication of the tournament organizers and the generosity of its sponsors. Roger’s son, Warren Anderson, also attended with his wife Sarah and daughter Riley, representing the family and honouring his father’s contributions over the last 20 years.

Tournament organizers are grateful to all the sponsors, volunteers and golfers for their generous and continued support and efforts to make this year’s Roger Anderson Charity Classic a success.

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About Durham College

At Durham College (DC), the student experience comes first. With campuses in Oshawa and Whitby and a learning site in Pickering, the college offers more than 12,000 full-time post-secondary and apprenticeship students access to more than 140 full-time and eight apprenticeship programs in a number of different disciplines, enabling them to develop the skills required to meet the demands of today’s job market.

The Oshawa campus features the state-of-the-art Student Services building and the college has recently broken ground on the Centre for Collaborative Education, a legacy project tied to DC’s 50th anniversary in 2017. The new facility will bring together local, Indigenous and global communities, providing a new home for several of the college’s most innovative and ground-breaking programs.

The Whitby campus features the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, which includes Bistro ’67, a full-service, teaching-inspired restaurant, and Pantry, a retail store featuring food prepared by students in the college’s culinary programs.

For more information, visit www.durhamcollege.ca or call 905.721.2000.

About the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and the delivery of innovative market-driven programs responsive to the needs of students and industry. With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 125 programs, the university promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. The university’s commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through faculty research collaborations with leading organizations such as Ontario Power Generation, IBM, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Durham Regional Police Service. To find out more, visit uoit.ca.

About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a leader in mental health care, providing a range of specialized assessments and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, inspiration, and hope.  Ontario Shores engages in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system.

Media contacts: 

Meghan Ney

Communications and Marketing, Durham College
905.721.2000 ext. 2197

meghan.ney@durhamcollege.ca

Bryan Oliver

Communications and Marketing

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

905.721.8668 ext. 6709

bryan.oliver@uoit.ca

Andrea Marshall

Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905.430.4055 ext. 6581

marshalla@ontarioshores.ca