Wayne’s World: Gretzky Foundation Tees Up

The Wayne Gretzky Foundation will host a new Nationwide Tour event north of Toronto called the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic beginning next June, according to Jon Show of the SportsBusiness Daily. Ford Motor Company of Canada will be the title sponsor and Samsung Electronics Canada is the presenting sponsor under three-year deals. The purse is $800,099 in a nod to Gretzky’s former No. 99 uniform. A source said that the event will be televised on Golf Channel (SportsBusiness Daily, 11/19).

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