2005 Celebrity Classic

2005 Canadian Hockey Foundation Celebrity Classic Celebrates Success Of Dream Team IIHF World Champions

The Canadian Hockey Foundation held its Second Annual Celebrity Classic Gala Fundraiser and Golf Tournament on July 11th and 12th in Toronto. Gala Honorary Co-Chairs Tom Bitove and Daniel O’Neill welcomed guests to the evening’s fundraising gala, noting “Tonight’s event, along tomorrow’s Celebrity Classic golf tournament, marks another important step for the Foundation’s ongoing campaign to build an endowment program that will benefit Canadian amateur hockey for generations to come.”


World Junior’s Champions Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby

The Masters of Ceremonies presiding over the festivities were TSN’s Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire. The evening’s festivities were held at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel in downtown Toronto with over 600 people in attendance, the largest number of participants since the event began in 2004. This year’s event was broadcast nationally by TSN Sport Centre and fundraising exceeded $210,000.

The evening culminated with the ring presentation to the 2005 World Junior Champions, the first Canadian team to win the tournament since 1997, which was the final year of Canada’s five consecutive titles. The World Champions dominated the tournament in Grand Forks, North Dakota; they never trailed in any of their six wins and outscored opponents 41-7. A true dream team, made possible only because of the NHL lock out, 19 of the 22 players have since played in the NHL.

On the following warm sunny summer day, the Foundation held its Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament at the Copper Creek Golf Club, voted “One of the Best 18 in the GTA” in the Toronto Sun Reader’s Choice Awards 2005. There were a total of 32 teams enjoying the sunshine and the hot summer temperatures. Each team was captained by a member from Canada’s 2005 IIHF World Junior Champion team, including Sidney Crosby, Mike Richards, Patrice Bergeron and many others. The tournament was a great day for event sponsors to enjoy themselves over 18 holes of great golf.

The CHF thanked the leadership and hard work of the Celebrity Classic’s Organizing Committee Chair, Tim Manning, as well as Honorary Co-Chairs Thomas Bitove and Daniel O’Neill. The Foundation feels very fortunate to have had their support and leadership in staging the Celebrity Classic Gala Fundraiser and Golf Tournament. The Foundation also thanks the many event sponsors for their contributions in creating such a successful and enjoyable event.


Tournament Sponsors

The Canadian Hockey Foundation would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for the 2005 Celebrity Classic Gala Fundraiser and Gold Tournament. With your valued support, the Celebrity Classic was a very successful event.

Platinum Sponsors:
Boston Pizza
BFL Canada


Gold Sponsors:
Air Canada
Cheerios
Royal Bank of Canada
Silver Sponsors:
AMJ Campbell Van Lines
Club Intrawest
Esso
Chevrolet
Mandrake Management Consultants
Molson
Mr. Lube
Nestle
Pepsi
The Fan 590
The Westin Harbour Castle

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