6th Annual Help Kids Grow Up Charity Golf Tournament
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
Next year’s 7th Annual HKGU Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, July 12th at the Eagle Creek Golf Club.