Spontaneous donations by Toews and Treliving cap a remarkable day
WINNIPEG, July 12 /CNW/ - The Boston Pizza Foundation, Jonathan Toews, and the FORE Kids Foundation today announced that they have raised more than $50,000 with the inaugural FORE KIDS Golf Classic. At the event, Jim Treliving, on behalf of the Boston Pizza Foundation, and Jonathan Toews each announced that they would both be contributing an additional $25,000, bringing the total raised to more than $100,000.
"As a Manitoba native, I am particularly pleased that the Boston Pizza Foundation has teamed up with the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation," said Jim Treliving, Chairman & Owner of Boston Pizza International. "This donation is the first step in what I hope to be a long lasting relationship and fits perfectly with the Boston Pizza Foundation's mission to directly improve the health and well-being of children and families across Canada."
This year's tournament featured an 18-hole alternate shot format, with a mixed field of children and adults. The two-person teams were made up of a child (ages 8 to 17) and an adult.
"The FORE Kids Foundation is honored to join with Jonathan Toews and Jim Treliving in raising so much money for Children's Rehabilitation Centre," said Ryan Hart, chairman of FORE Kids Foundation. "We are already planning next year's FORE Kids Golf Classic, and look forward to continuing our support for this worthy cause."
Longtime Winnipeg resident and Boston Pizza franchisee Richard Enright played a key role in organizing and bringing together all the event participants.
Jonathan Toews brought the Stanley Cup, the 2010 Conn Smythe Trophy, and his 2010 Olympic Gold Medal to the tournament for the kids to hold and have their photos taken with.
"This tournament is a great event, and I am proud to be a part of it," said Toews. "Everyone did an excellent job and I am very happy that we were able to raise over $100,000."
About the Boston Pizza Foundation
The Boston Pizza Foundation raises funds for many charities across Canada, including Kids Help Phone, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Since its inception in 1990, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised more than $10.5 million through various fundraising initiatives, the money raised supports local, national, and global non-profit organizations, all of which directly improve the health and well-being of children and families.
About the Children's Rehabilitation Centre
The Rehabilitation Centre for Children (RCC) provides children with disabilities with services that enable them to live with independence and ability in their own homes, schools and communities. Area of service includes Manitoba, Nunavut, parts of Saskatchewan and North West Ontario.
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