One hundred and forty-eight Cox Automotive Canada executives, vendors and customers from Southern and Southwestern Ontario teed off this summer for the annual joint fundraising tournament hosted by Manheim and the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario (UCDA).

Not only did Cox Automotive Canada recently announce that this year’s Manheim and UCDA Ruth Hart-Stephens and Bob Beattie Annual Golf Tournament was a sold-out event this month, Manheim Toronto also kickstarted Cox Automotive Canada’s annual Drive Away Hunger campaign and food drive.

This year’s tournament held at the Royal Ontario Golf Club follows nearly two decades that Manheim has invited dealers, sponsors and partners out for golf, food and prizes.

Over the years, the fundraiser has collected tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships for students attending the Canadian Automotive Institute at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, as well as help bring in non-perishable food items for those in need throughout the province, according to Cox Automotive Canada.

“Our goal is to ensure that this is one of our biggest and most successful corporate social responsibility initiatives yet,” Cox Automotive Canada president Maria Soklis said in a news release. “Last year, team members from coast to coast raised 6,492 lbs. of food for Canadians in need. This year’s goal is to surpass that amount by at least 10 percent.”

The 2-week long Cox Automotive Canada Drive Away Hunger initiative that ends on Friday asks team members to bring in non-perishable food donations that area food banks are in need of and often provide those in need.

In addition to Cox Automotive Canada, the 2018 Manheim and UCDA Ruth Hart-Stephens and Bob Beattie Annual Golf Tournament sponsors include the list of companies below:

  • Desjardins
  • NAPA
  • UCDA & Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers
  • NextGear Capital
  • iA Financial Group
  • Dealertrack Canada
  • Wye Management
  • UCDA (ontariocars.ca)
  • Insurance Insight
  • Bendix Foreign Exchange
  • The Capital Group
  • Dent Wizard Canada
  • Apex Inspection Solutions
  • Ready Logistics
  • Canadian Black Book
  • Jaguar Land Rover Canada
  • First Canadian Financial Group