The Largest Single Day Fundraiser
To all valued sponsors, volunteers and participants
Shad’s R&R Board of Directors have declared this year’s event open! Get your clubs out and attend our 47th Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 21st.
As an industry, we’ve been supporting MDC for more than 45 years and donated more than $5M. The need for support doesn’t stop; in fact, that need is now greater than ever knowing all fundraising activities have been severely challenged over the last (two?) year (s).
Our Industry found ways to continue functioning around this pandemic. Proof that this Industry is far too resilient and committed to bow to an invisible foe. For the same reason, we’re asking that you keep the industry’s commitment to SHAD’s and the legacy alive.
Please consider donating any amount you may be able to this year whether personal or corporate. We’ve created a special donation site in conjunction with MDC. You can find this at https://my.crowdchange.ca/2xiqfw.
All donations will be issued a tax receipt and we’ll be doing our best to recognize those who can keep our SHAD’s commitment alive in trade publications and wherever else we may be able to. Big or small – every dollar will be important!
On behalf of the Board, we thank you again for your very generous support of Shads over the years and we wish all of you and your families the very best through these continuing uncertain times.
Looking forward to seeing everyone together again on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022.
Shad’s R&R For the Kids
Fred Shaddick – Namesake
The dynamic and full of life Fred Shaddick was a dedicated and respected business leader in the Automotive Aftermarket. He had an established reputation for being genuine, sincere and always looking for ways to “give back”. Fred loved people, the industry and his job. He also loved to have fun! Fred Shaddick was the genesis for this tremendous industry event. After more than 45 years and over $5.2M in donations, the SHAD’s R&R charity golf tournament hosts over 300 aftermarket executives from across the US and Canada in June carrying on Fred’s legacy of “giving back”.
So it’s told…
Story has it that Shad’s began in 1973 when a small group of automotive professionals engaged in a late evening of off-site planning. Having strategized to the wee hours of the morning, they reportedly opted for an early round of golf rather than returning somewhat dishevelled to their respective offices. Following the round, it is told that a sombre mood of “remorse and regret” overcame this group as they considered their last 24 hours. Seeking relief from these feelings, they determined all might feel better through an act of kindness and decided to provide some money to a worthy charity. Thus was the Shad’s R&R (R&R – remorse & regret) For the Kids charity golf tournament born.
The first SHAD’s event raised about $500 and they all thought it would be a good idea to repeat this again the following year. More industry people got involved as the tournament grew over the years, with more and more money being raised each year. Muscular Dystrophy was chosen as the charity of choice after much research. It was determined that Muscular Dystrophy had the least amount of administrative overhead with most of their donations received being directed at actual research and providing assistance for those afflicted by neuromuscular disorders. This remains true today – and why Muscular Dystrophy Canada remains the benefactor of the Shad’s R&R tournament.
An Industry unites for a single cause
As Shad’s grew, a Board of Directors was established with many having volunteered their time over the years. As current Chairman, Brad Shaddick (Fred’s son) explains; “SHAD’s is operated on a zero overhead basis – everyone pays their own way and all monies raised are donated to MDC.
The success of this tournament is due in fact to the coming together of the entire Aftermarket Industry. As my father Fred stated each year until his passing in 2005, “we won’t ever pay for celebrities – everyone in this room is the real celebrity for giving back”. SHAD’s is the one
day where our industry sets aside competitive gloves and manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and installers come together in support of a single cause – to assist in finding a cure for the tens of thousands of Canadians afflicted by neuromuscular disorders.
It is such a proud moment when we are able to listen to doctors and patients alike of the profound effect our annual donations have – “we are making a difference in the lives of those so afflicted”. We regularly have over 300 in attendance from across North America each year and SHAD’s is the largest single day fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy in Canada!”
MDC remembers founder with Fred Shaddick Community Service Award
In 2012, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada created a new award. Each year, the Fred Shaddick Community Service Award is presented to an individual or organization from across Canada that they select as going above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. “The family is very proud of this award – as is everyone involved with Shad’s R&R. It’s a constant reminder of his and his original colleagues founding purpose – to give back” exclaimed Brad. MD Canada has named Shad’s R&R as the recipient twice, once in the inaugural year in 2012 and again in 2017.
If you are interested in supporting us and MDC, please contact one of the current Shad’s Board members listed below.
- Chairman Brad Shaddick [email protected]
- Kristine Brown – [email protected]
- Luc Champagne [email protected]
- Andrew Connor – [email protected]
- Mike Fazackerley [email protected]
- Dave Fifield [email protected]
- Charlie Grant – [email protected]
- Steve Gushie [email protected]
- Bill Hay [email protected]
- Patricia Lazzarotto – [email protected]
- Malcolm Sissmore – [email protected]
- Scott Stone [email protected]
- Cameron Young [email protected]
Shad’s R&R tournament for muscular dystrophy donation
The annual donation for Major Sponsorship is tax deductible by way of a charitable donation receipt provided after the event.
Major Sponsorship includes :
- 4 golf tickets and 2 power golf carts
- Real estate sized sign staked on golf course
- Company name on Major Sponsor table talkers
- Lunch and dinner for all participants
PURCHASE 2 MAJOR SPONSORSHIPS FOR ONLY $5,350
MAJOR SPONSOR registrations must be received by April 17, 2020 to guarantee starting positions.
- 2 golf tickets and a power golf cart
- Real-estate sized sign staked on the golf course
- Lunch and dinner for all participants
In addition, a second sign featuring your name or company name, logo or greeting will appear on a professionally painted real estate size sign. Signs will be staked on the course for all golfers to see. Please indicate on the registration form if you will use your existing sign or require a new sign. In the case of re-sponsorship, it is preferable to use your existing sign as this reduces operating costs and ensures maximum funding to Muscular Dystrophy. If a new sign is required, a charge of $100.00 is applicable.
Are available for $100 each to those individuals who are already a Major or General Sponsor. Fire regulations control our numbers, so tickets must be purchased in advance – no tickets will be available at the door. The banquet will commence at 4:30 pm.
You may make a pledge in any amount and the entire pledge will go directly to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Please identify personal or company pledge for income tax purposes. Cheque should be made payable to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
You can sponsor an additional course sign(s) at a cost of $500 each.
ANYONE PARTICIPATING IN THE DAY’S EVENTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED.
With your continued support, the SHAD’S R&R Golf Tournament for Muscular Dystrophy has surpassed $5 Million Dollars in total contributions to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Last year, at the close of our 2019 tournament, a cheque for $150,000.00 was presented.
Supporters of SHAD’S R&R can take special pride in having significantly contributed to both of these accomplishments. On behalf of the Board of Directors of SHAD’S R&R … Thanks a Million!
The proceeds from the annual golf tournament have been invested in world-class research projects that are helping to answer questions about neuromuscular disease and finding ways to improve the medical care and quality of life for the young children that are affected by these conditions.
By partnering with other funding organizations, MDC is able to double – and sometimes triple – the impact of your research dollars.
Your ongoing support provides the availability of funds to ensure research will continue towards a cure for Muscular Dystrophy. To-date, we’ve made great progress! As well, it enables Muscular Dystrophy Canada to improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with the disease.
The 2022 SHAD’S R&R Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 at Station Creek Golf & Country Club.
DON’T WAIT! REGISTER NOW to ensure golf participation!
Looking forward to your participation in the 2022 SHAD’S R&R Golf Tournament for Muscular Dystrophy.
Thanks a Million,
SHAD’S R&R and “The Kids”
CHEQUES AND INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO SHAD’S R&R. Muscular Dystrophy Canada will issue income tax receipts (where applicable) a few months after the tournament. .
GOLF FORMAT – START TIME OF 10:00 AM!
Format is a 4 man scramble. Teams can be pre-registered with application or left to golf committee for make-up. Starting positions will be pre-assigned in order to speed up registration. Please check in with starter at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled 10:00 am SHARP shotgun start.
Trophies will be awarded to golf winners.
Local newspapers, automotive trade magazines, exposure on the day of the tournament provide numerous opportunities for exposure as a Major Sponsor – an elite group of individuals and prestigious companies striving to help Muscular Dystrophy Canada “Help the Kids”.
If you would like to contribute a major draw prize, please contact Dave Fifield – (416) 252-5511 ext 4204.
Station Creek Golf & Country Club is located at 12657 Woodbine Ave., Gormley, between Stouffville Side Road & Bloomington Side Road on the East side.