Victoria, BC – Thursday, September 9, 2019
The 21st annual Golf for Kids Charity Classic took place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa in Victoria, BC. This year’s tournament, presented by ICONIX Waterworks, surpassed its goal of $1 million for the third straight year, by raising $1.1 million.
“Our goal this year was to go back-to-back-to-back and once again raise $1 million for kids in need. We are so incredibly overwhelmed and touched by the outpouring of generosity by everyone who attended this year’s tournament and helped us reach this goal,” said Dale Douglas, Golf for Kids Tournament Co-Host.
Making dreams come true
This year’s opening ceremony kicked off with Colliers International presenting a cheque for $63,000 to Golf for Kids, while seven past Dream recipients, Andrei, Aurora, Braiden, Seth, Emma, and twins Asher and Nolan revealed cheques totaling $17,750 for money they raised towards filling this year’s Dreams.
Craig Smith, Executive Director at Help Fill A Dream Foundation, also presented Jonathan Gingras, one of this year’s Dream Kids, with a new electric bicycle. “Golf for Kids is like our Christmas Day – it’s about family and giving back,” said Craig. “We’re in a position to make life a little easier for families and give kids some hope – something to look forward to”.
Tournament guests also heard from George, father of Poppy, a 13-year-old who had her Dream of visiting France to watch the World Cup filled last year. During his emotional speech, he expressed his gratitude for the generous donations and the opportunity for Poppy to travel to France with their family of eight – something they’ve never done and probably never will again.
“The Golf for Kids Charity Classic extends beyond solely helping children in need; it provides our employees, community advocates, and upcoming youth the opportunity to support the communities that all of us are a part of – something that can’t be done alone. As successful members of the community, ICONIX believes we have a responsibility to help those in need and contribute to the common good – Golf for Kids is one medium to uphold these values,” said Tony Codispoti, VP and COO of ICONIX Waterworks.
Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, and participants
On behalf of the ICONIX team, we express our sincere gratitude to all those involved in making Golf for Kids a huge success year after year. We truly appreciate the time, dedication, and generous donations from all of our volunteers, sponsors and participants. With your help, we continue to exceed expectations and make a significant difference in the communities where we live and work! Photos and highlights from this year’s tournament will be posted on www.golfforkids.net in the coming weeks.
2020 Dates and Sponsorship
Next year’s tournament will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa in Victoria, BC. We look forward to another exciting event filled with heartening stories, unexpected moments, big smiles, unprecedented comradery, and of course, lasting memories. To learn more about 2020 sponsorship opportunities or donations, contact Murray Stewart at email@example.com or Dale Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Golf for Kids
More than a charity golf tournament, the Golf for Kids Charity Classic, hosted by ICONIX Waterworks, is the most successful single day fundraising tournament in Victoria, BC, bringing together golfers, volunteers, community advocates, and devoted youth in support of BC kids and their families. Over the past 21 years, the Golf for Kids Charity Classic has raised more than $7 million for local children’s charities. Visit www.golfforkids.net for a list of sponsors, beneficiaries, additional event details, and photos.
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