Golf Classic 2015

23rd Annual JGH Silver Star Mercedes-Benz Golf Classic tees up over $1.2 million

Silverstar golf classic
Event Details
Date & Time

Monday, June 01, 2015


Hillsdale Golf and Country Club


Annette Goldman: (514) 340-8222 ext. 4602

Event Description
23rd Annual JGH Silver Star Mercedes-Benz Golf Classic tees up over $1.2 million

The Jewish General Hospital Foundation held its 23rd Annual JGH Silver Star Mercedes-Benz Golf Classic on June 1st at the Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in honour of the families ( Martin, Alan and Jeffrey Schwartz and Jeff Segel) of Dorel, the world's largest producer of car seats and juvenile furniture.

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Honourees Jeff Segel; Alan, Martin and Jeffrey Schwartz.

Co-chaired by Jacques Ménard, President, BMO Financial Group, Quebec, Harold Sonny Gordon, Vice Chair, Dundee Corporation and George Sakkas, Portfolio Manager and Director, Wealth Management, at Lambert, Klimis & Sakkas, the event attracted hundreds of Montreal's foremost business and community leaders from all backgrounds and age groups for a luxurious day on the golf course.

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Co-Chairs Sonny Gordon, Jacques Ménard and George Sakkas.

The evening festivities included a special tribute video produced by Production Êclipse, followed by an inspirational speech by Martin Schwartz, one of the 2015 honourees. Participants enjoyed a cocktail dinatoire featuring delicious gourmet delicacies graciously donated by Gibby's, L'Autre Saison, L'Orchidée de Chine and Vago restaurants. Rounding out the evening was a raffle during which 7 lucky winners snatched very special prizes including a ladies Gucci watch donated by Chateau d'Ivoire, a "family set of bicycles" and a family juvenile package donated by Dorel, a weekend package trip for 4 to James Bay donated by Hydro Quebec, a round-trip for 2 to any scheduled WestJet destination donated by WestJet, a 60" Samsung Smart LED TV donated by Ressonance and a 4 night, 5 day stay at the luxurious Crane Residential Resort courtesy of Anita and James Altman.

The marquee event raised over $1.2 million, thanks to the extraordinary commitment and hard work of the honourees, the organizing committee and the many people and institutions who demonstrated their respect and admiration for the families of Dorel. Since its inception, the Golf Classic has raised over $18 million to improve the medical care, life expectancy and quality of life of the people of Montreal, Quebec and beyond.

Proceeds from this year's edition will benefit three projects within the JGH's children's mission:

  • The purchase of state-of-the-art Giraffe Incubators for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU);
  • Important research into the Science of Motherhood (Perinatal Mental Health) at the hospital's Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research;
  • The summer camp program of the Centre for Child Development and Mental Health.

We thank the many individuals, companies and groups who participated and gave their time, energy and financial support to this worthwhile and highly rewarding cause. A very special thank you goes to the following: The dedicated Co-Chairs and members of the Golf Classic organizing committee; longstanding event host Sam Eltes of Silver Star Mercedes-Benz, our many generous sponsors; our dynamic and ever-helpful partners at the JGH Auxiliary; and the staff of Hillsdale Country Club for their close collaboration. Special thanks also go to Ron Waxman and Michael Shapiro, the Foundation staff, particularly Annette Goldman and Stephanie Roza along with Tricia Ramkerath-Jagdat and Rana Saheb, as well as all of the wonderful members of the Dorel family whose dedication and commitment helped to deliver one of the most prestigious and successful golf fundraisers in North America.


We acknowledge with gratitude all of the sponsors for their support, with a special thank you to the following major sponsors:

Silver Star Mercedes-Benz
BMO Groupe Financier

Lambert, Klimis & Sakkas

Claudine & Stephen Bronfman (Claridge)
PearTree Financial
Marlene & Joel King
Pandion Investments Ltd

CIBC Wood Gundy
Vivian and Howard Stotland

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Borden Ladner Gervais
Holand Automotive Group
Joan & Jean Prévost
R. A. Utting & Associates Inc.
Rosemary & Mel Hoppenheim
The Honorable and Mrs. E. Leo Kolber