6th An­nual Help Kids Grow Up Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment

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The 6th An­nual Help Kids Grow Up (HKGU) Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment was held July 7th at the pres­ti­gious Ea­gle Creek Golf Club. 148 golfers rep­re­sent­ing 58 or­ga­ni­za­tions came to­gether to sup­port the an­nual fundrais­ing event for Va­ri­ety of Ot­tawa and the Cana­dian Foun­da­tion for Chil­dren with AIDS (CFCA).

Tour­na­ment high­lights in­cluded:

Nine on-course skill events and the “hole-in-two” event fea­tur­ing five-time RE/MAX world long drive fi­nal­ist Josh “Su­per­man” Crews (Char­ity Golf In­ter­na­tional); chip­ping and putting con­tests; top team award; and hos­pi­tal­ity through­out the day, in­clud­ing break­fast (spon­sored by Vi­bra-Sil), lunch (ASCO) and din­ner buf­fet (Western Union Busi­ness So­lu­tions) with com­pli­men­tary wine (Hi-Power). A post-tour­na­ment spe­cial hos­pi­tal­ity hour (ASCO) with com­pli­men­tary draft beer and fin­ger foods, pro­vided the op­por­tu­nity for all of these cor­po­rate lead­ers to net­work and build new re­la­tion­ships. The Bud Light Girls made an ap­pear­ance sam­pling La­batt tall cans, while the mu­si­cal tal­ents of DJ Sash kept the fun go­ing through­out. Play­ers re­ceived com­pli­men­tary reg­is­tra­tion gifts and ev­ery­one had the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the silent and live auc­tions for fab­u­lous prizes through­out the evening.

Va­ri­ety of Ot­tawa and CFCA will re­ceive more than $62,000 in net pro­ceeds from this year’s HKGU tour­na­ment to be used for crit­i­cal chil­dren’s care pro­grams. To­tal spon­sor­ship sup­port has now ex­ceeded $327,000 in the first six years of the tour­na­ment. Va­ri­ety of Ot­tawa has com­mit­ted $100,000 in funds from the tour­na­ment to CHEO for a new heart and lung ma­chine. CFCA will con­tinue to use its por­tion of the funds to ex­pand AIDS re­lief pro­grams in the sub-Sa­ha­ran area of Africa, in­clud­ing build­ing ad­di­tional live­stock and green­house pro­grams to in­crease the nutri­tion lev­els of the com­mu­ni­ties that it sup­ports.

GAL Power is the driv­ing force be­hind the tour­na­ment; mak­ing a 10-year com­mit­ment to raise more than $650,000 for the two chil­dren’s char­i­ties through the an­nual event. In the past 30-years, GAL Power has earned lead­er­ship sta­tus by con­sis­tently sup­ply­ing high-per­for­mance gen­er­a­tors both for standby and rental ap­pli­ca­tions. Rental so­lu­tions in­clude both power and cli­mate con­trol equip­ment to a va­ri­ety of busi­nesses across Canada. http://www.galpower.com

(Photo credit: Ri­cardo Boreka)

Photo pro­vided: From left to right are Anita Wil­son (Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor / Va­ri­ety of Ot­tawa), Guy Lapierre (CEO / GAL Power), Mike Bren­nan (Pres­i­dent / Va­ri­ety of Ot­tawa), and Sarah Freemark (CTV Morn­ing Live)

Next year’s 7th An­nual HKGU Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment will be held on Tues­day, July 12th at the Ea­gle Creek Golf Club.

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