Virtual Golf for Kids Raises $450K!
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-11-03
Golf for Kids has raised money to help children in need for more than 20 years and even with a "pivot" 2020 has proven to be more than successful.
Held October 23rd and emceed by Ed Bain (100.3 the “Q!”), the online event included highlights of their traditional Celebration Ceremony. Included were the Dream children sharing their stories and saying thanks, the "Ceremonial Putt", and of course, presentation of the big cheque. Click HERE to see the ceremony.
Cofounder Dale Douglas said in a post to their website before the live 'Celebration', "Because we are unable to host our annual golf tournament and banquet dinner, your support is more important than ever. Your generosity allows Golf for Kids to fund charities and children's trusts to support and aid those who need it most." And people up and down Vancouver Island stepped up contributing via general donations, bidding on silent auction items and by "Fill a Dreaming where those donating could direct dollars to Help Fill Dreams initiative The silent auction had some amazing items.
One unique offering was a signed print by renowned Aboriginal artist Richard Hunt inspired by Richard's experience of making a "hole-in-one" at Cedar Hill Golf Course on the 4th green.
In the end, an incredible $450,000 was raised, 15 dreams were filled and a tradition which has become so important to the children in the community carried on. No one ever doubted that our community cares, but once again people came together to support the quality organizations that rely on critical funding from Golf for Kids. Click here to make a donation to Golf for Kids or visit their website at