Markham, ON – August 20, 2018 –
The Sofina Foundation’s 11th annual charity golf tournament, The Sofina & Amici Golf Classic, reached a new high, raising an unprecedented $730,000. The event was held on Thursday, August 9th at the Eagles Nest Golf Club in Toronto. The money raised will support the Youth Mental Health Program at the Sunnybrook Brain Sciences Centre, and the Kitchen Redevelopment Project & the Meals That Mend Program at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Western Canada. Both programs are part of the Sofina Foundation’s multi-year commitments to these organizations.
Since its inception in 2008, the Sofina & Amici tournament has collected a grand total of $4,207,000 all of which has supported worthy causes across Canada.
“The remarkable longevity of the Sofina & Amici Golf Classic is the direct result of the unwavering support we receive from our generous donors and participants,” said Michael Latifi, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Sofina Foods Inc. “The positive impact of this tournament continues on long after the 18th hole. I know firsthand how much of a difference the funds we are able to provide to these causes can do for children and their families and I could not be prouder.”
The Sofina & Amici Golf Classic is a sold out event in support of programs that help better the lives of children and families facing serious challenges every single day. Past recipients of funding from the event include the School at the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto, as well as the Women & Babies Birthing Unit at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
“Each year, we consistently raise more money than the previous one,” added Umeeda Madhany, Vice President, the Sofina Foundation. “Our generous donors have allowed us to help fund programs that focus on the wellbeing of children and act as pillars of support for their families. The ripple effect of their generosity will last beyond the tournament to affect generations to come.”
About the Sofina Foundation
The Sofina Foundation is the charitable arm of Sofina Foods Inc., established in 2007, with a focus on supporting causes related to children’s issues. The Foundation has proudly partnered with various charities across Canada and the U.S. with an aim to positively impact the communities in which the Company operates. The Sofina Foundation received its formal charitable status at the beginning of 2014. From product donations, to sponsorships, along with numerous third party partnerships, The Sofina Foundation continuously seeks to expand its impact.
About Sofina Foods Inc.
Sofina Foods Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company headquartered in Markham, Ontario dedicated to providing great tasting, high quality food products for consumers. As one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products for both retail and foodservice customers, Sofina Foods has a broad portfolio of branded and private label pork, beef, turkey, and chicken products. Sofina’s family of branded products consists of: Cuddy, Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fletcher’s, Vienna and Zamzam. Sofina Foods currently operates 17 HACCP-approved manufacturing facilities, three hatcheries and employs close to 5,000 people. To learn more about Sofina Foods, please visit www.sofinafoods.com.