THE AUTUMN CLASSIC
Started in 2012, this grass roots Community event has grown to a consistently sold-out tournament for the last 3 years!
Raising $70,000+ for charities including The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (L&LSC), Ronald McDonald House and London Children's Health Foundation (CHF), this team and event is committed to giving back to the amazing services and supports in our community.
In a desire to show support and love for the Hunt Family, the 1st Annual Autumn Classic was born.
Founded by Ben Zettel and other members of our TD Work Family, the first event was held at Echo Valley.
Out of sheer force of will the event went from idea to execution in 3 weeks and an annual tradition was born.
Pine Knot became the home of the event in 2013 and has grown with us our the last 5 years under the guidance and leadership of Ian & Carrie Shotton - better known as "Team Shotton"
During that time, Pine Knot has helped us make significant annual gifts to both the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society and - for the last two years - the Children's Health Foundation here in London.
As the tournament has grown so too has our commitment to direct funds to specific programs that were so critical to Fiona's health, well-being and recovery through her relapse & Bone Marrow Transplant.
Since 2016 funds raised have been directed to the Children's Health Foundation and a total of
$37,000 directed to programs that without donor funding would not exist. Programs like Child Life, Therapeutic Clowning & Music Therapy are critical aspects of care during a traumatic childhood illness and Fore Fiona and the Autumn Classic are proud to help make sure these programs continue to be available to children in London.