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The Voak Sportswear Classic Tees Off for a Good Cause

Voak Sportswear and Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler hit a (ahem) hole-in-one with the first annual Voak Sportswear Classic charity golf tournament. Teeing off in late August at the Bridges Golf Course in Starbuck, Manitoba, the tournament raised money for six charities with a range of on-course battles, from putting challenges to long-drive competitions and everything in between.

All golfers received a Sharp welcome package — along with copies of Sharp and S/‘s Summer issues, and the Sharp: Book for Men (Spring/Summer) — while plenty of other prizes were up for grabs, including custom blazers, much like The Master’s legendary green jackets, that went to five golfers (including Philadelphia Flyers’ defenseman Travis Sanheim) who hit an impressive 14 below par.

The day’s real winner, though, were the charities. The tournament raised $40,000 for Wheeler’s partner foundation, PROFYLE at CancerCare Manitoba, and an additional $20,000 was split amongst five other worthy foundations: Mental Health Foundations SWYFT, Glass Half Full, The Dream Factory, Make A Wish, and the Falk Fehr Foundation.

Now that’s what we call a good follow-through.

Video: Handcraft Creative

Images: Simeon Rusnak