12th Annual Women's Golf Classic raises $215,000 for Canada's most vulnerable children and youth
Influential women execs enjoyed a day of luxury on the links in support of Children's Aid Foundation
TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday, June 18th, the Children's Aid Foundation hosted the 12th Annual Women's Golf Classic at the prestigious Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. Funds raised at this popular boutique event benefit the Children's Aid Foundation and help offer hope and opportunity to thousands of Canadian children and youth who are at risk of poverty, abuse or neglect. This year's event raised over $215,000, bringing the total since the inception of the event to over $2.7 million.
Presented by Rogers Communications, the Women's Golf Classic brings together many of Canada's most prominent women executives and entrepreneurs to network, entertain clients and socialize with colleagues while enjoying a day of luxury on the links, including a golf clinic by Canadian golf legend, Sandra Post.
"The Children's Aid Foundation plays a leading role in bridging the gap between what government provides and what vulnerable children and youth need to heal from their turbulent past and grow into healthy adults," said Len Gamache, President of the Children's Aid Foundation. "The stellar record of fundraising success enjoyed by our Women's Golf Classic is a testament to the commitment of our participants and the generosity of our sponsors."
"As proud presenting sponsor for the ninth year running, Rogers is honoured to support the mandate of the Children's Aid Foundation," said Shannon Valliant, Vice-President, Financial Operations, Rogers Media Inc. "On behalf of the entire Rogers organization, we are delighted at the great success of this year's Women's Golf Classic and look forward to many more years in partnership with the Children's Aid Foundation."
Images from the event may be viewed at www.cafdn.ca/womensgolf/gallery
About the Children's Aid Foundation
One in every 25 children in Canada are at risk and need our help. Many suffer in poverty, while others have been victims of abuse and neglect. A staggering 76,000 of them live in foster homes or a residential facility. The mission of the Children's Aid Foundation is to fund programs that give them skills and hope for a promising future.
For further information or to arrange an interview the media should contact:
Jeff Ball, Children's Aid Foundation, 416-923-0924 ex 230 / email@example.com