The Largest Single Day Fundraiser
for Muscular Dystrophy Canada


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

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.


Brad Shaddick
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”.

Total donations of
more than $5 million

1st golf tournament
in 1973

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.

Early Beginnings

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.

1st edition
raised about $500

Largest single day fundraiser
for Muscular Dystrophy
in Canada

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.

Fred Shaddick
Community Service Award

Board members

If you are interested in supporting us and MDC, please contact one of the current Shad’s Board members listed below.

Shad’s R&R tournament for muscular dystrophy donation

Year Donation Total
1974 0.00 0.00
1975 1,500.00 1,500.00
1976 3,000.00 4,500.00
1977 7,000.00 11,500.00
1978 10,000.00 21,500.00
1979 13,500.00 35,000.00
1980 17,000.00 52,000.00
1981 25,200.00 77,200.00
1982 30,500.00 107,700.00
1983 35,000.00 142,700.00
1984 75,000.00 217,700.00
1985 85,000.00 302,700.00
1986 100,000.00 402,700.00
1987 115,000.00 517,700.00
1988 125,000.00 642,700.00
1989 135,000.00 777,700.00
Year Donation Total
1990 140,000.00 917,700.00
1991 135,000.00 1,052,700.00
1992 135,000.00 1,187,700.00
1993 130,000.00 1,317,700.00
1994 124,000.00 1,441,700.00
1995 120,000.00 1,561,700.00
1996 125,000.00 1,686,700.00
1997 140,000.00 1,826,700.00
1998 144,000.00 1,970,700.00
1999 140,000.00 2,110,700.00
2000 140,000.00 2,250,700.00
2001 140,000.00 2,390,700.00
2002 135,000.00 2,525,700.00
2003 150,000.00 2,675,700.00
2004 151,000.00 2,826,700.00
2005 160,100.00 2,986,800.00
Year Donation Total
2006 139,900.00 3,126,700.00
2007 150,000.00 3,276,700.00
2008 150,000.00 3,426,700.00
2009 115,000.00 3,541,700.00
2010 125,000.00 3,666,700.00
2011 175,000.00 3,841,700.00
2012 160,000.00 4,001,700.00
2013 160,000.00 4,161,700.00
2014 160,000.00 4,321,700.00
2015 170,000.00 4,491,700.00
2016 175,000.00 4,666,700.00
2017 175,000.00 4,841,700.00
2018 175,000.00 5,016,700.00
2019 150,000.00 5,166,700.00
2020 0.00 5,166,700.00
2021 45,000.00 5,211,700.00

$3 150

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


MAJOR SPONSOR registrations must be received by April 17, 2020 to guarantee starting positions.

$1 600

  • 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.


Dear Supporter,

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”

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. .

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.

4074 Lawton Lane, Ramara, ON L3V 0L4

Registration Form

    Use current sign (No changes required)Changes required to current sign - $100Sign Sponsorship - $500New General Sponsor – new sign required

    Upload your artwork for a new signage:

    List 2 golfers

    General Sponsorship Cost

    Use current sign (No changes required)Changes required to current sign - $100Sign Sponsorship - $500New Major Sponsor – new sign required

    Upload your artwork for a new signage:

    List 4 golfers

    Major Sponsorship Cost

    New sign charge

    Banquet only

    Make a pledge


    Invoice required?

    Form of payment*
    ChequeEFTCredit Card (Call Marilyn James @ 905 466-6938 with details)


    Station Creek Golf & Country Club is located at 12657 Woodbine Ave., Gormley, between Stouffville Side Road & Bloomington Side Road on the East side.

    BREAKFAST   Available between 7:00 am and 9:30 am
    BBQ LUNCH    On the course
    BANQUET        Begins at 4:30 pm, in the dining room