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FUNDRAISING EVENTS & INITIATIVES

Golf Canada Foundation runs several initiatives throughout the year in order to fund programs that support: junior golf development, Canadian collegiate golf, high performance golf, and women’s golf. These events provide unique opportunities to support the game while enjoying a premium golf experience. Come join us at one of our fantastic events, enjoy a chat with Canada’s industry leaders, play a round with PGA, LPGA and Team Canada players, and help us raise funds for the advancement of golf in Canada.

 

 

 

MONDAY PRO-AM – RBC CANADIAN OPEN

Since 2012, Golf Canada Foundation has hosted the Canada Day Pro-Am on the Monday of the RBC Canadian Open. The objective of the Pro-Am is to create awareness and raise funds for Foundation initiatives, in particular for Team Canada and the Young Pro Program.

Guest foursomes are treated to round of golf with a professional PGA Tour golfer, Canadian sports hero or celebrity, pre-round golf clinic on the range and exciting surprise and delights throughout the day. Last year’s Pro-Am featured Team RBC players Nick Taylor, David Hearn, and Adam Hadwin along with Canadian golf legend Mike Weir and hockey heros Nick Kypreos and Rick Vaive.

In 2018, the Foundation was named the official charity for the tournament held at Glen Abbey Golf Club. In total, $335,000 was raised during tournament week from the Monday Pro-Am, 50/50 draw and RBC Birdies for Charity.

Click here for more information on the RBCCO Monday Pro-Am

 

 

 

ALL-STAR CANADA DAY PRO-AM - CP WOMEN’S OPEN

As the kick off to the CP Women’s Open, the All-Star Canada Day Pro-Am is an opportunity to join some of the best players in the world for an exciting day in perfect tournament conditions. Guest foursomes are paired with a pro from the LPGA tour on the Monday of tournament week. Last year, participants were treated to an all-star clinic hosted by Gail Graham, featuring Lydia Ko, Alena Sharp, Lori Kane, Morgan Pressel and several other top players from the LPGA Tour. Following the clinic guests will play 18 holes with one of the top Canadian players and finish the day with a fun evening of cocktails.

Click here for more information on how to register for the 2019 CPWO Canada Day All Star Pro-Am

 

 

 

PLAY LIKE THE PROS CHARITY CHALLENGE

Play Like the Pros is a Golf Canada Foundation annual signature fundraising event in support of junior golf programs. As a unique golf experience, Play Like the Pros allows you to play the RBC Canadian Open and CP Women’s Open tournament courses the day after the tournament concludes; the same tees, pin positions, and tournament conditions just as the pros played! This is a chance to compare your drive to tournament champion’s and test your skills against the best’s of the bests on a championship PGA Tour course. Interested participants can fundraise as individuals or as foursomes.

To learn more, click here Play Like the Pros Charity Challenge.

 

 

THE SWING @ the 2019 World Junior Girls Championship

September 22, 2019

Angus Glen Golf Club

www.theswing.ca 

The Swing, presented by RBC, aims to get more women into and comfortable with the awesome game of golf. We do this by hosting an event that offers fun, non-competitive golf clinics, networking, food & drink and more. Bring your foursome, bring your sister, bring your neighbours! For all levels from “never picked up a club!” to expert.

Tickets are just $95 and include: participation in golf clinics, drinks & food, gift bag, complimentary Junior Clinic, and opportunity to watch the Opening Ceremonies for the World Junior Girls tournament & complimentary parking!

 

Clinics: Three in total for you to participate in, total of 90 minutes (long game, short game and putting).

Marketplace: Awesome vendors, food and drinks.

World Junior Girls: The World Junior Girls Championship, entering it’s sixth year will see 63 competitors from 21 countries compete for team and individual title honours. The championship was first introduced as a playing ground for the best female junior competitors in the world to come together and compete in a championship to test their skills against the world’s best. Featuring some of the best international female junior golfers in the world, the World Junior Girls Championship is known as a ‘must attend’ championship for NCAA recruiters.

For more information please visit: http://www.worldjuniorgirls.com/

 

JUNIOR CLINICS & FUN!

While our Swing participants (16 years old+ please) enjoy themselves, the younger golfers in your life are welcome to participate in a Golf Ontario Future Champions Golf Clinic – for FREE! Open to children ages 5-15, must be registered with a paying participant of The Swing. Maximum 2 children per participant. Children MUST be registered while purchasing your Swing ticket.

 

The Swing Agenda

1:30pm-2:30pm – Registration

2:30pm-4:00pm – Golf Clinics

4:00pm – 5:30pm – Swing Marketplace

5:30pm – Opening Ceremonies – World Junior Girls

 

All proceeds from the Spring Swing support women’s golf initiatives across Canada! Please visit www.theswing.ca for more information, to get your tickets, or sponsorship opportunities.

 

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE

Kin Gin Do: Kin Gin Do (Gold, Silver, Bronze in Japanese) is an exclusive Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Experience that allows donors behind-the-scenes access to the XXXII Olympiad.

Available with multi-year pledges starting at $100,000 ($25,000/year for 4 years), some of the exclusive opportunities include:

-Tickets to sporting events

-Cultural Experiences

-4 nights in a 4.5 star hotel in Tokyo

-Access to Canada Olympic House

-VIP concierge service at the Olympic Games

To further the impact of your support, Kin Gin Do Package purchases will be matched thanks to the Federal government’s Next Gen Initiative. With several donation levels and packages to choose from, you have the flexibility to select your own unique experience of a lifetime.

Kin-Gin-Do Welcome Package – $100,000

Kin-Gin-Do Enhanced Package – $250,000

For more information, please email us at foundation@golfcanada.ca.

 

JEAN C. MONTY AND HÉLÈNE DESMARAIS CUPS

2018 marked the inaugural year for the Jean C. Monty Cup and Hélène Desmarais Cup, an annual competition held at Memphrémagog Golf Club with the purpose of supporting top golfers in Québec. The exclusive event reflects the Monty and Desmarais’ lifelong enthusiasm for the sport and their commitment to support the province’s most promising young athletes.  

The Jean C. Monty Cup (for men) and the Hélène Desmarais Cup (for women) features the top five pros and top five amateurs from the province paired together in two-person teams. Amateur players are selected from the Golf Canada Order of Merit, with priority for professionals given to Team Canada Young Pro Squad members from Québec. In addition to promoting camaraderie and competition among the athletes, each cup conducted in partnership with the Golf Canada Foundation, holds a purse of $40,000.

 

 

TRUSTEE CUP

It truly is an exciting time watching Canadian golfers throughout the world. The Golf Canada Foundation created this event to both celebrate and accelerate their performance, by raising funds to help players succeed and to inspire the next generation of players in grassroots programs.

The inaugural Trustee Cup was hosted by Mr. Jean C. Monty at the Memphrémagog Golf Club in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. At that time, our vision was to take the Trustee Cup to some of Canada’s best golf memberships from coast to coast. The inaugural event raised over $450,000 for youth golf programs.

In 2018, the second annual event at the Calgary Golf & Country Club was co-hosted by our honorees, Brad Shaw and Clay Riddell, who have done tremendous work in golf philanthropy through the Shaw Charity Classic. This event brought together influential stakeholders in golf from across the nation and raises funds for our high-performance team and raised over $480,000.

For more information, please email us at foundation@golfcanada.ca.