TORONTO, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday, June 18th, the Children's Aid Foundation will host 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. To
date, $2.4 million has been raised to fund programs that focus on
prevention, enrichment and education to help vulnerable children and
youth grow into healthy adults and contributing members of society.
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.
"The Women's Golf Classic is about more than just great golf, which is
why it's enjoyed such success over the years," said Mridula Joyner,
Director of Development for the Children's Aid Foundation. "The women
who attend the event take pride and satisfaction in knowing that they
are helping to raise over $200,000 a year to give Canadian children in
care the developmental supports they need to thrive."
From the moment they arrive, guests are pampered, starting with valet
parking and car grooming, breakfast in the clubhouse, spa services,
massage, and golf clinics with Canadian golf legend Sandra Post. At 11
a.m., golfers set out on the award-winning course, where they are
treated to gifts and prizes, gourmet food and drink sampling along the
way, followed by a visit to the Post-Golf Style Salon where they can
freshen up. The day concludes with a cocktail reception featuring
music from a renowned Latin American jazz trio, a sumptuous dinner, a
live and silent auction and awards ceremony.
Spokespersons for the Women's Golf Classic and the Children's Aid
Foundation will be available to the media in the days leading up to the
event and at the event itself. For more information, or to arrange an
interview or photo op, call Jeff Ball at 416-923-0924 ext. 230.
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.
SOURCE Children's Aid Foundation
For further information:
Jeff Ball, Communications Officer, Children's Aid Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-923-0924 x 230