Since the inception of this great tournament in 1999, the job of gathering and coordinating prizes and sponsors for the tournament has been in the hands of only a few. We are grateful to the many who have donated prizes, sponsored a hole or contributed to the Silent Auction table. So a big THANK YOU to everyone

But we need you now more than ever!

We are appealing to every golfer, foursome, and volunteer to really step up and help out in any way you can. We can no longer rely on a select few to provide prizes and secure sponsors. This is not just any tournament.

This is a Fun tournament!

We want to continue to provide you with a great day of golf, with an opportunity to share a few laughs with old friends and to especially feel the satisfaction at the end of the day knowing that you were a part of something very special.

Nobody is more thankful than Brent and Joanne. What you have contributed to making life a little easier for Michael and Bryan is truly amazing. We want to take this opportunity to show you a few of the ways you have helped out. This is a short list.

* Wheel Chairs as needed as the boys grew older
* Walkers that the boys use on the country roads and in the hallways at high school, now!
* Bryan has a special chair that helps him glide with the use of this left foot
* Music and Earphones / Disc Players
* A 3 story elevator that gets the boys from garage level to bedroom level
* Trip to Newfoundland to visit relatives
* Ramp Decking at the cottage
* A Golf Cart that was retrofitted to take 1 boy at a time on cottage roads
* An 8' Change Table in the boys rooms
* Ceiling Tracking in both bedrooms that meets in the middle in the bathroom spa
* Air Fare for Joanne's mom in Newfoundland to visit the boys
* Hours of extended care
* And of course the Van that was equipped to handle both boys and all their needs

Yes friends, this is what YOU did!

There are many things that the boys will be needing as they get older but nothing more than a new Van. It took over 5 years of fundraising with this Golf Tournament to finally raise enough to purchase their van. It was an amazing day when it was unveiled for the first time at Oak Ridges Golf Course.

It will take another few years, we will crown many new Champions before we are able to raise the kind of money we need for a new van. Can we do? The word 'can't' doesn't seem to be in the vocabulary of the friends of the Michael/Bryan Open.

So the big question is:


We appreciate that every golfer is already paying $150.00 for golf, lunch and dinner. However, there are many ways that you can make it an even better day for everyone. Here are a few ways you can help out.

Sponsor Holes: We have 18 holes with 2 or 3 foursomes at each hole. If each foursome tried to get a sponsor for their starting hole that would bring in clear profit. Let's make it easy and charge a minimum of $50.00 per sponsor. If they are willing to pay more, that works too. We only have to pay for signs!
Signs: If you know someone in the sign business that would be willing to donate their time and materials that would certainly help.
Contact Bobby at
SWAG Bags: SWAG - Stuff We All Get. Bryan Desouza, a long time golfer in the tourney, has graciously volunteered his time to help gather goodies for our SWAG bags. We are looking for anything that we could put into the bag. Treats, golf balls, tees. Any give away that you can get roughly 180 of.
Auction: The Silent Auction has always been an exciting part of the tournament. If you know of anyone in your corporate circle that would like to donate a gift we can auction off, please contact Leigh Anne Jacques( or Mary Lou Copeland(
Winners Prizes: We always reward the winning Women's and Men's team and Individual Longest Drive and Closest to winners etc. We need stuff.
Contact: or
Lunch Sponsor: We are looking for a Corporate friend to sponsor the lunch portion of the day. Cost of the Sponsorship is $1500.00. For their generosity we will provide a FREE FOURSOME into the Tournament. That's a $600.00 value.
Contact Bobby at

As you all know, MaryLou and Wayne Copeland have been the backbone of this tournament since its inception. They have put in a tremendous amount of time and energy to make this tournament what it is today. They have had help over the years but without their dedication and commitment to this cause, the Michael/Bryan Open may not have survived.

We all owe Mary Lou and Wayne a great deal of gratitude for keeping the light on.

At the conclusion of last year's tournament, we asked for NEW BLOOD to step up and help out with future tournaments. We were delighted when we received calls from a great core of Young Bloods to help carry on this fabulous tournament.

Although we are always looking for volunteers, Mary Lou and Wayne now have a great group to carry the tournament forward.

Here is a list of the organizing committee for 2011 and their contact information.
Wayne Copeland Chief Poobah
Mary Lou Copeland Real Chief Poobah
Donna Anderson Registration
Leigh Anne Jacques Auction / Prizes
Mary Lou Copeland Auction / Prizes
Bryan Desouza Swag Bags
Jenny Hughes Program / Sponsors

If you have collected any prizes or are fortunate enough to secure a sponsor, please contact the appropriate committee member. If you want to help out in any way please contact Wayne.

Thanks for your continued support. We'll see you on June 9th.

Bobby Anderson (905) 427-5252

Please register today for your foursome.
We WILL sell out and we are taking golfers on a first come basis. Please fill out the attached Registration Form and send it in with Payment to Donna Anderson.

If you have any questions or comments please contact:

Donna and Bobby Anderson
Phone:(905) 427-5252
Mail: 43 Simms Dr. Ajax, Ontario L1T 3J9