Out of all of the parties that happen in Toronto over the course of 365 days, the Joe Carter Classic After Party is undoubtedly always one of the hottest event tickets of the year. Not only does this annual charity event raise incredible donations for the Children’s Aid Foundation, but also provides attendees a a phenomenal party night that includes the performance of a major musical acts, all enjoyed in a luxe and intimate venue setting. Not to mention you get to rub shoulders with Joe Carter himself — the legendary baseball player who is best known for hitting a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays.
I had the opportunity to attend a Joe Carter Classic After Party for the first time a couple of years ago when none other than Mr. Snoop Doggy Dog himself played a private performance for event attendees at the Shangri-La Hotel. As a massive fan, I cannot tell just how cool that experience was.
As you can imagine, I was quick to accept an invite to be a Joe Carter Classic ‘Insider’ for the 2017 events, which included watching a Blue Jays Game from a ginormous VIP box alongside Joe Carter, his famous friends and many notable faces from the Toronto media industry.
A snap from my evening watching the Blue Jays with Joe Carter!
The following night I was invited to attend the infamous after party, this year featuring a live performances by iconic hip-hop group DMC and Arrested Development at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Toronto. Considering I used to listen to ‘Everyday People‘ by Arrested Development almost everyday on my way to school, my high school self instantly started freaking out as soon as heard them start to perform it live.
Since my friend Ashton had taken me as her date to the Joe Classic After Party to see Snoop Dogg, I immediately extended my extra ticket to her so she could be my date this year. It also helps that she has a career in sports and helps inform me of what happens in sports games, and introduces me to famous sports stars whom I would otherwise likely not know of. Here we are below in our classic ‘Women In Black’ party outfits!
It’s hard to imagine that the Joe Carter Classic team could have been any kinder to me, but they also hooked me up with a VIP gift bag that was filled with major swag from some of the wonderful (and very generous) Joe Carter Classic sponsors. See below for a breakdown of what was included in my swag bag!
AMERICAN CREW SHAVE DUO
These products from American Crew are the perfect team for soft and healthy skin! The Moisturizing Shave Cream is the perfect buffer between the face and razor, and with ingredients like avocado oil, this product is fab for keeping skin hydrated and replenished after shaving. The Post Shave Lotion helps to calm the skin and also helps rebalance the skins moisture. The American Crew Shave Duo retails for $39, click HERE to shop!
AMERICAN CREW DAILY MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO
With enhanced moisturizing properties, the Daily Moisturizing Shampoo by American Crew provide’s moisture balance while cleansing and invigorating the hair and scalp. American Crew Daily Moisturizing Shampoo retails for $17, click HERE to shop!
DOVE SHOWER FOAM
This nourishing shower foam by Dove gives skin a moisturized and clean feeling with a light and airy lather! With new NutriumMoisture technology, this body wash helps support your skin’s moisture barrier and leaves you looking and feeling healthy. The Dove Shower Foam retails for $6.97, click HERE to shop!
STAYBACK FAIRWAY TOYO STRAW HAT
This stylish straw hat by Stayback Hats is versatile and suitable for any outdoor outing! Perfect for the golf course or a day on the water, this topper will keep you looking sharp and feeling cool. The Stayback Hats Fairway Hat retails for $115, click HERE to shop!
SEXUAL PARIS TENDRE COLOGNE
With notes of leather, star anise and juniper berries, Sexual Paris Tendre by Michel Germain is the epitome of French sophistication. A little spicy and long lasting, this cologne retails for $79-$100, click HERE to shop!
SEXUAL PARIS EAU DE PARFUM
Every woman deserves a little bit of Paris in her everyday life, doesn’t she? Sexual Paris by Michel Germain gives women a moment of love and romance in every spritz with a blend of French black currant, sparkling champagne, clementine and jasmine. Sexual Paris by Michel Germain retails from $94-$107, click HERE to shop!
Dove Men +Care Minerals and Sage Body Wash
Specially formulated for Men, this body wash by Dove hydrates, draws out dirt and leaves skin feeling clean and renewed. Scented with sage, peppermint and eucalyptus, this wash also energizes the skin! This Dove Men+Care Minerals and Sage Body Wash retails for $3.97, click HERE to shop!
Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Dry Spray Antiperspirant
Finally an antiperspirant that gives you 48 hours of odour and sweat protection! This dry spray by Dove contains moisturizer that keeps the skin feeling hydrated but not sweaty and comfortable all day long. This Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Dry Spray Antiperspirant retails for $5.97, click HERE to shop!
Aspartame free, vegan and sugar free, these PUR Mints are life changing! With flavours like mojito and tangerine, these will mints give you a strong and crisp mint flavour that leaves breath feeling fresh for hours. These PUR Mints retail for $2.79, click HERE to shop!
CANADA GOOSE MERINO BEANIE
TITLEIST PRO V1 GOLF BALLS
The perfect golfball for the course, the Pro V1 Golf Balls by Titleist will give you even longer distance on all shots and a long lasting durability for all your trips to the course! These Pro V1 Golf Balls retail for $56/dozen, click HERE to shop!
NIKE GOLF SHORTS
These lightweight Nike Golf Shorts are made with exclusive Dri-FIT technology that helps keep you dry and comfortable on the course! The material fit the contours of the body without limiting range of motion. These Nike Golf Shorts retail for $100, click HERE to shop!
NIKE GOLF WOMEN’S POLO
Made with Nike’s Aero React technology, this polo will help you maintain optimal temperature and stay cool on the green! Lightweight and airy, this shirt will move with you and the enforced shoulder ensures durability. This Nike Women Golf Polo retails for $100, click HERE to shop!
GOTSTYLE DRESS SHIRT
The classic dress shirt has been given a modern makeover thanks to Toronto’s very own GotStyle! Perfect for the office tucked into trousers or worn with jeans for a casual look, this 100% cotton shirt with barrel cuffs is perfect for any occasion. This Blue Micro Dot Dress Shirt retails for $165, click HERE to shop!
NIKE AIR ZOOM 90 IT
The Nike Air Zoom 90 IT Golf Shoe features a waterproof upper and incredible traction for those who don’t let the weather stand in their way! Available in a variety of colours, this is the perfect shoe for golfing as the traction really helps power you through your swing! The Nike Air Zoom Golf Shoe retails for $139, click HERE to shop!
LUG AIRBUS WEEKENDER BAG
This classic duffel bag by Lug adds a whole new level of sophistication for all your adventures! With special compartments, a hidden water bottle pocket and a wipeable bottom for easy cleaning, this bag is perfect for anywhere life takes you! The Lug Airbus Weekender Bag retails for $145, click HERE to shop!
For more information on the next year’s Joe Carter Classic events, please visit JoeCarterClassic.com
See you there!