Christopher Wayne Karam (1992 – 2011)


The 7th Annual Hammer Golf Tournament is fast approaching. The tournament is held to commemorate and celebrate the life of Christopher Wayne Karam (1992 – 2011). Chris passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at the age of 18, just one week shy of his 19th birthday. He was taken from us all; his family and his friends far too early. Chris loved life, his family, his friends and his community. Chris’ contagious smile and his fun loving spirit were felt by all who met him. Chris had a passion for sports; one of which was the game of golf. Chris would absolutely love knowing that so many of his family members and friends get together once a year to play a game that he loved while cherishing their time together and sharing special memories. For 6 years now, his family, friends as well as people who did not have the pleasure of meeting Chris, have been getting together on this very special day to share memories, create more memories and make a difference. To date, this very special event has raised $39,000 which has been utilized for both SADS research and to help build awareness of SADS. What a wonderful way to commemorate Chris’ life. Please join us and help us make this year’s tournament the most successful so far.

Event Details

Venue: Oakridge Golf Club

Date: August 9, 2018

Time: 1:30pm - Shotgun Start

Format: Four-Person Scramble

Price: $150.00 (Adult)

            $100.00 (Junior/Student)

            $25.00 (Dinner Only)

> 18-holes with cart

> Buffet dinner included

> Registration gift

What is SADS?

SADS stands for Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome. SADS refers to a variety of cardiac disorders which are often genetic and can be responsible for sudden death in young, apparently healthy people. The goal of the “Hammer” event is to celebrate Chris’ life and all he meant to each and every one of us while helping to raise funds for SADS research and build awareness of SADS. All funds raised will be donated equally to Sick Kids and the Heart & Stroke Foundation