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Canadian Cancer Society Talks Progress with Golf Fore the Cure

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 07:00 Sunday, 02 August 2015 06:52

Golf Fore The CureTen years ago, Golf Canada began their partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society to support breast cancer research and support programs while increasing women’s participation in the sport. Since then, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru has raised more than $4 million toward the Society’s mission work.



Thames Valley Children’s Centre Named as Official Charity of Freedom 55 Financial Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 06:51 Sunday, 02 August 2015 06:48

Highland Country ClubLONDON, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Golf Canada in partnership with title sponsor Freedom 55 Financial and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced that the Thames Valley Children’s Centre (TVCC) will serve as the official charitable beneficiary of the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, which will run September 14-20, 2015, at Highland Country Club in London, Ont.



From the Fringe: New Video Campaign Encourages Women to Take Up Golf

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 06:47 Sunday, 02 August 2015 06:40

#ThisGirlGolfsA new video campaign to encourage women to take up golf has been launched. #ThisGirlGolfs features a series of different women and girls of all ages and backgrounds showing how they fit golf into their everyday lives and enjoy the sport.

Including professional golfers Charley Hull and Henni Zuël, Ellie Lace, a 15 year old amateur golfer, and BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty, the video features tour professionals traveling to practice sessions on the tube, girls honing their skills at urban driving ranges, a young girl sneaking into her brother’s bedroom to borrow his clubs and a father taking the time to teach his daughter how to play.



David Hearn Launches Foundation in Support of the Alzheimer Society

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:02 Tuesday, 28 July 2015 18:57

David HearnPGA TOUR star David Hearn announced the launch of the David Hearn Foundation in support of the Alzheimer Society. The Foundation will kick off its partnership with the Society by fundraising for projects that will help build on and expand programs and service delivery across Canada, while also continuing to support the local Alzheimer Society of Brant Haldimand Norfolk Hamilton Halton through the annual David Hearn Charity Golf Classic.



Over $500K Donated Through #RBCGolf4Kids Charity Challenge

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 July 2015 19:08 Sunday, 26 July 2015 19:02

RBC Golf 4 KidsTORONTO, Ontario — While the RBC Canadian Open officially tees off on July 23, thirteen children’s charities are already winners and will share $535,000 in total donations through #RBCGolf4Kids, an online social media charity challenge.

“On behalf of all the Team RBC players – we are tremendously grateful to our fans for tweeting and sharing our content and to RBC for their generosity,” said 19-time PGA TOUR winner Ernie Els. “For me, these funds will help thousands of children by providing access to a digital e-learning platform and best practices in education and therapy in the treatment of autism around the world. I know each of our respective charity partners will be able to put their funds to good use and help so many children and families.”



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