Second annual MM27 Celebrity Charity Classic raises over $20,000 for mental health resources

Photo by Gar Fitzgerald

The second annual McFadden’s Movement Celebrity Charity Classic presented by Skyjack, held on Monday, July 25, raised $20,084 for mental health resources.

The sold out tournament, hosted at Cutten Fields, surpassed the event’s inaugural total raised of $18,194 in 2021 with credit to the outpouring of support from sponsors, over 120 golfers, and volunteers.

The tournament continued with the celebrity style format, featuring a variety of former Guelph Storm teammates across generations and other professional-level players, including: Jason Dickinson, Isaac Ratcliffe, Nate Schnarr, Cam Hillis, Liam Hawel, Justin Nichols, Anthony Popovich, Barret Kirwin, Cedric Ralph, Nico Daws, Ryan Horvat, Cooper Walker, CJ Garcia, Chris Hajt, Luca Caputi, Matt Finn, Brian Willsie, Andrew Long, Kent McDonell, Ben Jones, Ben McFarlane, Mark Woolley, Zach Poirier, Maurizio Colella, Ryan Foss, TJ Fergus, Cristiano DiGiacinto, Dawson Carty, Ryker Killins, Ethan Skinner, and more.

Returning as an even bigger success in its second year, the MM27 Celebrity Charity Classic was made possible by the generosity of the ongoing and significant contributions of a number of sponsors in which the Movement extends the most gratitude:

  • Skyjack, Ken McDougall, and the outstanding team who have stood behind MM27 since the very start,
  • AJDL Development Group, Andrew Long, and Matt Finn for never hesitating to support the Movement and its ultimate goals,
  • Sleeman and Nick Porcellato, who have always offered support in any way possible,
  • Bigelow Flooring and Michael Chumbley for being great partners,
  • Ward 1 Studios, Alex Vander Vlugt, Garrett Smith, and the rest of the team for bringing their one-of-a-kind creativity, talent, and energy to the tournament,
  • SERVPRO of Guelph and Keith MacLeod for being one of the Movement’s most consistent and loyal supporters,
  • Pursuit Athletic Centre and Adam Martin for making it a priority to be involved whenever possible,
  • the Guelph Storm and its staff for always standing behind the Movement in every way,
  • Wellington Motors and Mike Sharpe for the unwavering commitment,
  • Spring Mill Distillery and team for always being willing to spend the day with us,
  • B & W Appliances for the constant support for the Movement,
  • Exodus Watch Co., Sebastian Wasilik, and Aundrea Johnson, for being the perfect new partner as we strive to achieve the same purpose,
  • Core Seven Coaching and Kelly Smales for consistently bringing creativity and generosity to the event,
  • Bryce McFadden Realtor (REMAX) for offering your support,
  • Lakonic Sports and Lakonic Capital for stepping up without question,
  • and to all who brought in-kind gifts for the Silent Auction.

“On behalf of myself and Skyjack, we were honoured to again sponsor and support McFadden’s Movement,” Ken MacDougall, President of Skyjack, shared. “Continuing to raise awareness of mental health and to be able to assist in providing support to organizations who have dedicated to this cause is extremely important.”

The winning foursome – a team of Tyler Cameron, Ben McFarlane, Graham Costigan, and Tyler Shaap – won engraved watches courtesy of Exodus Watch Co with a score of 51.

First place finishers in 2021, the team of Ben Jones, Nate Schnarr, Bill Deley, and Ben Schnarr walked away with second place and Lululemon prize packs, donated by Jordon from the Guelph Storm Trackers, with a score of 52.

Third place went to Charles Candler, Derek Regier, Ken Quinn, and Dennis Schmidt, winning a prize pack donated by Ainsdale Golf Course with a score of 54.

The tournament featured two longest drive and four closest to the pin holes. Congratulations to the following winners:

The Movement also extends a gracious thank-you to all of the volunteers who came out to help in not only making the event possible, but another great success, as well as the entire staff at Cutten Fields for their expertise and support that never faltered.

“A huge thanks to everyone who came out and supported the MM27 Celebrity Charity Classic this year,” Garrett McFadden, founder of McFadden’s Movement, said. “From golfers to sponsors, volunteers, and everyone in between, it was truly a great day to raise funds and awareness for mental health. We look forward to next year’s tournament and can’t wait to get planning.”

Check out all the photos – courtesy of Gar Fitzgerald – from the day at the McFadden’s Movement Facebook page by clicking here.

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