Edited from a Press Release

PGA golfer Jamie Sadlowski headlined the 18th annual Toyota/Special Olympics West Virginia Golf Classic at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club on September 14th where he conducted a golf clinic and then visited with local golfers throughout the day.


Jamie Sadlowski, a former junior hockey player from St. Paul, Alberta, made an immediate impact on the sport of long drive. The 26-year-old Long Drive Professional is known for his incredibly athletic swing and the outrageous ball speed he creates at impact. In fact, Sadlowski became an internet sensation last year when he put a hole through the Golf Channel simulator while making an appearance on one their shows.


Twice a junior world long drive champion, Sadlowski subsequently stepped up to the big stage at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship in Mesquite, Nevada and won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. His win in 2008 included a record for longest winning drive in the finals (418 yards). He has eight consecutive television finals and has never finished worse than 5th in the world since he started competing.


Tim Hollander, General Manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc. said, “I am very excited that Mr. Sadlowski participated in our tournament this year. This is the 18th year of

the Toyota/Special Olympics West Virginia Golf Classic and each year proves to be an overwhelming success. Working with Special Olympics West Virginia affords us the opportunity to continue giving back to the community and benefiting these inspiring athletes in the process.”


John Corbett, executive director for Special Olympics West Virginia stated, “The money that this golf tournament raises goes to provide training and competition for children and adults who are mentally challenged. This training helps them to develop confidence not only when competing but also in life. We are grateful for Toyota’s generosity and their continued support of Special Olympics in West Virginia and throughout the country.”


The event is a private fundraiser wholly underwritten by Toyota. Since its inception,.the tournament has raised more than $873,000 to benefit Special Olympics West Virginia.