September 19, 2004
It all started as a "Fun Day 4 Person Best Ball Golf Tournament" and I (Stats), was asked to organize this event for the Charlottetown Schurman store employees.
The event was held at the Clyde River Golf Course and we had 7 teams (28 golfers) attend and there was prizes for everyone.
September 25, 2005
Due to the great success of the previous year's tournament, 2005 brought on the 2nd Annual "Stats" Fun Day Golf Tournament at the Clyde River Golf Course. This time around we had 9 teams (36 golfers) attending, with prizes for everyone. I was even more excited now than last year and I turned to one of my playing partners and said "Wouldn't it be nice if we had 18 teams next year?"
November 8, 2005
I was diagnosed with heart disease and with three blockages, I was hospitalized for 21 days. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI soon became my charity for the next golf tournament. Mike Read and I managed to raise $534.00 at the third annual "STATS" golf tournament (July 10, 2006) by myself and I thought I was doing pretty well.
A dedicated committee team was formed in July 2006, and our goal was to raise $20,000.00. We exceeded that by raising $20,287.00. After expenses, we raised $16,000.00. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI and The Autism Society of PEI each received a cheque in the amount of $8,000.00. On behalf of myself, all committee members and both charities of PEI. We say thank you everyone, for you generous donations and involement in making this a very successfull charity golf event.
I chose the Heart and Stroke Foundation because they were very supportive and the Autism Society because one of my former co-worker's little boy was diagnosed with Autism in July 2006, this is why these two organizations are very dear to my heart. As well it is also needless to say, all the money raised from the golf tournament STAYS ON PEI.
July 10, 2006
The 3rd Annual "Stats" Fun Day Golf Tournament was completely sold out with 20 teams (80 golfers). We had prizes on every hole as well as prizes drawn from the sale of 50/50 tickets. This years tournament was so successful we had to turn away 10 teams (40 golfers).
June 3, 2007
The Fourth Annual "S.T.A.T.S" (Swinging Together Always To Support) Charity Golf Tournament was recently held at Glen Afton Golf Club. The golf tournament raised $16,000.00 for two Island charities (each organization received a cheque in the amount of $8,000.00) ----- The Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI and The Autism Society of PEI.
Thirty-five teams teed off in the event which featured a shotgun start. The event had been sold out for several weeks. Participants had a chance to win a 2007 Chevy Cobalt as well as prizes on every hole. Proceeds from a 50/50 draw, Wendy's Hamburgers, Greco Pizza and three levels of putting competition were generously donated back to both charities.
Angela Marchbank, Vice-President of The Autisum Society of PEI and Charlotte Comrie, CEO of The Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI expressed thanks to "Stats" and his committee for their energy, commitment and support of the event.
"Stats" said the tournament was incredible. "Last year we raised $534.00 and this year we raised $16,000.00. Thank you everyone, for your generous donations, this is really going to make a difference.
Buoyed by the success of this year's charity golf tournament. Stats has already alerted golfers to set aside Sunday, June 8, 2008 for the Fifth Annual "S.T.A.T.S" Charity Golf Tournament to be held once again at Glen Afton Golf Club.
For more details regarding the tournament, check out the other links regarding registration, prizes and our sponsors
June 27, 2009
Golf tourney raises funds
The sixth annual S.T.A.T.S. Charity Golf Tournament was recently held at the Glen Afton Golf Club and the sold-out event featured 36 teams.
An auction of various sports memorabilia and other items was also held as part of the event following the conclusion of the golf tournament.
"I'm very pleased to report that the tournament and auction raised a total of $18,000 that will go to the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island," said Mauro (Stats) Corazza, founder of the annual tournament.
"The proceeds from this event will help support ongoing programming, public education, family support and advocacy for families and individuals living with Autism on Prince Edward Island," said Michelle Pineau, president of the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island.
Already looking to next year, Corazza has announced the seventh annual tournament will be held Saturday, June 26th 2010.
The above article is from The Guardian.
June 26, 2010 - S.T.A.T.S. tournament raises $25,000 to support Autism Society of P.E.I.
A successful local golf tournament for charity is making a positive difference in the lives of islanders living with autism.
The seventh annual S.T.A.T.S. (Swinging together always to support) Charity golf tournament was recently held at the Clyde River Golf Course. The sold out event featured 38 teams totaling 152 golfers, along with a host of volunteers and outstanding sponsors.
An auction of various sports memorabilia and other items was also helf as part of the event, following the conclusion of the golf tournament. "I'm ver y pleased to report that this years tournament and auction raised a total of $25,000 that will go to the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island."
"I want to extend appreciation to everyone involved in making this event such a success including the many golfers, aoustanding sponsors and volunteers. This has been the biggest year yet for the tournament and it is due to all those involved".
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that us characterized by problems in the areas if communication, behaviour and social development. Autism in the most common neurological disorder affecting children and one of the most common developmental disabilities affecting young canadians.
The organizing committee has secured two sponsors for the eighth annual S.T.A.T.S. Charity Golf TOurnament in 2011. The committee menbers and the Autism Society of P.E.I. welcome Grant Furlotte of the Investors Group and Craig Cooper of the Cooperators back on board for 2011 sponsors.
For more details regarding the tournament, visit the website at statsgolftournament.com