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Finalists Shoot for a Million Dollars

Under clear skies and only slightly windy conditions, 5 finalists tried their best to sink one shot from 165 yards for $1 Million. While no one was successful this year, finalists were treated to a warm gallery and a great experience. 

After opening shots by the four Staal Brothers tried to set the bar, our finalists: John Boorman, Jeff Koski, Jordan O'Connor, Mike Shephard and Max Ukrainec, took their swings. Our youngest contestant, Max Ukrainec from Thunder Bay, took home bragging rights as closest to the pin. 

Finalists for the Staal Million Dollar Shoot Out

Following qualifiers at more than 20 golf courses across Northern Ontario, the Staal Family Foundation is proud to announce the first 5 qualifiers for the Staal Million Dollar Shoot Out. These 5 qualifiers will be joined by 1 "last chance" qualifier from the week of the Staal Foundation Open, July 13th to 17th at Whitewater Golf Club. 

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SFO Announces 2015 Charitable Partners & Million Dollar Shoot Out!

The Staal Family Foundation is pleased to announce that once again the 2015 Staal Foundation Open will support Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario and Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer. 

Also announced today, The Staal Family Foundation Million Dollar Shoot Out will feature qualifiers at courses throughout Northwestern Ontario and Thunder Bay. Six lucky qualifiers will earn the chance to shoot for $1 million dollars on Saturday, July 18th at the Staal Foundation Open. 

Staal Family Foundation & Staal Foundation Open

Following the success of the inaugural Staal Foundation Open in Thunder Bay, The Staal Family Foundation was thrilled to present a donation of more than $100,000 to three local charities supporting children and families battling cancer: Camp Quality North Western Ontario, Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer (NOFCC), and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center (TBRHSC).

For more information on these groups and the services they provide please visit them online at:

Staal Foundation Open

The Staal Family Foundation is excited to announce that they have partnered with the PGA Tour Canada for the inaugural Staal Foundation Open in Thunder Bay (July 14 – 20).

When we heard PGA TOUR Canada was coming to Thunder Bay, we jumped at the chance to attach our name to the event,” said Eric Staal. “It’s going to be really exciting week of sport and entertainment and we think the Staal Family Foundation is a great fit. We love our hometown, and just like PGA TOUR Canada, we’re passionate about family, charity and our community.”