Golfing for charity nets cash for kids
Peter Pan had it right when he told the children to think of the happiest things. “It’s the same as having wings.” For dozens of Calgary kids, Cardel Homes is making that happen.
The homebuilder recently held its fifth annual charity golf tournament supporting Dreams Take Flight Calgary, raising $48,500 to help send a special group of kids to Disneyland.
Dreams Take Flight consists of a group of Air Canada employees, family members and associates who volunteer to raise money to take terminally or chronically ill — as well as those mentally, physically, socially, or emotionally challenged — to the Magical Kingdom for an all-expense-paid, one-day trip to visit Mickey and his friends.
Air Canada Kids Horizons donates a Boeing 767-300 aircraft for the day to fly the children to Los Angeles.
Fundraising helps pay for expenses like aircraft fuel, immigration fees, buses to Disneyland, gate admission and spending money.
During the 16-year history of Dreams Take Flight Calgary, 2,089 children have visited Disneyland.
During the past five years, Cardel Homes has raised more than $200,000 for Dreams Take Flight Calgary. The charity is just one of many philanthropic endeavours involving the builder.