The Lions Cup

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The 16th-annual York University Lions Cup Golf Tournament represents an opportunity to support York University student-athletes and a rich culture of pride and excellence.

York is home to more than 400 varsity student-athletes who work tirelessly to excel in atletics and academics. Our Lions are a special group of young people who are among the best in the country in their chosen sport while also being high achievers in the classroom and role models in their communities.

The York University Lions Cup began in 2001 as the Chair’s Cup. Marshall Cohen, then Chair of the York University Board of Governors, and his wife, Judi, envisioned creating a “friend-raiser” as well as a fundraiser, to rally friends, alumni and other supporters around a great cause – student financial aid.

Thanks to 2:1 matching from the government, Lions Cup has raised more than $5 million, helping more than 350 outstanding graduate students over the last 15 years.

Usually held in the fall of each year, the Lions Cup committee members recommended moving the event to the Spring period. This year, the 2017 tournament will be held at Eagles Nest Golf Club on Wednesday May 31.

The tournament’s ability to succeed year after year rests largely on the shoulders of a group of very dedicated and highly passionate volunteers who make up the Lions Cup committee. In particular, co-Chairs Guy Burry (BA ’82) and Greg Stack (BA Spec. Hons. '81) have worked tirelessly to ensure the tournament’s success each year.

Questions? Contact Melanie Litwin at for information.

2015 407 ETR-York University Lions Cup Golf Tournament

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