TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Mauro (STATS) Corazza

Founder of the annual tournament

AUTISM SOCIETY

of Prince Edward Island

autismsociety.pe.ca

SPECIAL THANKS

The Autism Society of Prince Edward Island and the STATS Charity Golf Tournament organizing committee would like to send a special thank you to both the Clyde River Golf Course and the Glen Afton Golf Club as past tournament venue hosts. Your tremendous support over the past years has been greatly appreciated. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the contributions you have given to our cause.

In 2021, we switched the tournament venue to Fox Meadow Golf Course. With the excellent feedback and a successful first year at Fox Meadow, we are happy to say that we are returning for another year. Thanks to all the staff and we look forward to an even bigger and better event this year!

A MESSAGE FROM STATS

I’m very excited about the occasion of this year’s 18TH Annual “STATS”/Autism Charity Golf Tournament.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the 18TH Annual S.T.A.T.S / Autism Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 25TH, 2022 at Fox Meadow Golf Course. I welcome our longstanding supporters and new participants to the tournament this year. This year the tournament may look and feel somewhat normal, but we will still be following all Covid-19 Public Health protocols that may be in place in the province at the time of the tournament.

I would like to thank all of our generous sponsors, advertisers, golfers, prize and monetary donors from the past 17 years. Without your continued support of this very important event, the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island – a non-profit organization – would not be able to improve the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

In closing, I have never been more proud to be associated with the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island and that this annual tournament has been so successful. Who would have dreamed that 18 years ago this event would become the biggest fundraiser for the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island. I look forward to seeing all of you this year.

Thank you in advance for your friendship and support.
Sincerely, Mauro “STATS“ Corazza (Founder and Event Co-ordinator)

Although COVID-19 limited our ability to host our tournament in the traditional sense, we were able to have a successful event with staggered tee times. Our new course venue at Fox Meadow proved to be a hit with all of our teams. A great day was had by all and we look forward to continuing on in 2022!

2021

2004

It all started as a “Fun Day 4 Person Best Ball Golf Tournament” and I (Stats), was asked to organize this event for the Charlottetown Schurman store employees. The event was held at the Clyde River Golf Course and we had 7 teams (28 golfers) attend and there was prizes for everyone.

Due to the great success of the previous year’s tournament, 2005 brought on the 2nd Annual “Stats” Fun Day Golf Tournament at the Clyde River Golf Course. This time around we had 9 teams (36 golfers) attending, with prizes for everyone. I was even more excited now than last year and I turned to one of my playing partners and said “Wouldn’t it be nice if we had 18 teams next year?”

2005

2005

November 8 – I was diagnosed with heart disease and with three blockages, I was hospitalized for 21 days. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI soon became my charity for the next golf tournament. Mike Read and I managed to raise $534.00 at the third annual “STATS” golf tournament (July 10, 2006) by myself and I thought I was doing pretty well.

A dedicated committee team was formed in July 2006, and our goal was to raise $20,000.00. We exceeded that by raising $20,287.00. The 3rd Annual “Stats” Fun Day Golf Tournament was completely sold out with 20 teams (80 golfers).

I chose the Heart and Stroke Foundation because they were very supportive and the Autism Society because one of my former co-worker’s little boy was diagnosed with Autism in July 2006. As well, it is also needless to say, all the money raised from the golf tournament STAYS ON PEI.

2006

2007

The 4th Annual “S.T.A.T.S” Charity Golf Tournament was held at Glen Afton Golf Club. The golf tournament raised $16,000.00 for two Island charities – The Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI and The Autism Society of PEI. Thirty-five teams teed off in the event and had been sold out several weeks in advance.

The 6th annual S.T.A.T.S. Charity Golf Tournament was again held at the Glen Afton Golf Club and the sold-out event featured 36 teams and featured an auction of various sports memorabilia and other items was also following the tournament.

The tournament and auction raised a total of $18,000 going to the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island. The proceeds from this event will help support ongoing programming, public education, family support and advocacy for families and individuals living with Autism on Prince Edward Island,” said Michelle Pineau, president of the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island.

2009

2010

The 7th annual S.T.A.T.S. Charity golf tournament held at the Clyde River Golf Course was sold out and featured 38 teams totaling 152 golfers, along with a host of volunteers and outstanding sponsors.

An auction was also held as part of the event following the conclusion of the tournament. The tournament and auction raised a total of $25,000 for the Autism Society of Prince Edward Island – the biggest year yet for the tournament and was due to all those involved.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that us characterized by problems in the areas if communication, behaviour and social development. Autism in the most common neurological disorder affecting children and one of the most common developmental disabilities affecting young Canadians.

Through the continued support of our participants, sponsors, volunteers, host courses, donors, and countless others involved, we are pleased to share that to date, the STATS Charity Golf Tournament has raised

$400,000!

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you out on the course.