Brooke Henderson and other golfing pros to take part in charity's first annual golf tournament
MARKHAM, ON, May 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian LPGA star and 2015 Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year Brooke Henderson will be featured at the first Annual World Vision Golf Tournament, this June 23 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham.
"We are so excited that Brooke is going to lead a golf clinic and play with select teams. She is a fantastic talent and we're honoured that she will be engaging with us for the tournament," said Janice Moro, Philanthropy Director at World Vision.
Henderson is the second youngest player in LPGA history to win a major championship, with her victory last year at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
The tournament is being run by the World Vision Multicultural Council Ambassadors (MCAs), including Tommy Tam (pictured), who engage cultural communities here in Canada to support work in their countries of heritage.
"The multicultural council is a valuable link between Canadians and children around the world. We are so excited to share this golf tournament with our multicultural partners and friends while raising awareness and support for communities to handle disasters," said Joe Daniel, Co-Chair of the Multicultural Council and former Member of Parliament for Don Valley East.
Natural Disaster Preparedness the Focus
Net proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards helping communities around the world become prepared for natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and typhoons. Through corporate sponsorships and individual donations, the MCAs are hoping to raise $50,000 for World Vision's Emergency Preparedness programs, an essential component of the work being done in many of the countries represented by the council.
"Through World Vision's disaster-preparedness work, we empower community members to anticipate and prepare for future emergencies, to save more lives and minimize adverse impact. Due to our long-term development work, World Vision is often the first to respond with life-saving emergency aid. We also help families recover and rebuild long-term," says Lindsay Gladding, Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities still exist for the event; more information is available at worldvision.ca/golf.
Web Links: www.worldvision.ca/golf
Social Media: @WorldVisionCan
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by the love of Jesus, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
About the Multicultural Council
The World Vision Multicultural Council exists to build relationship in cultural communities throughout Canada. The foundation of the council are our Ambassadors, who are well connected to their diaspora communities and who engage Canadian support for World Vision's work, specifically in their countries of heritage.
SOURCE World Vision Canada
For further information: Media contact: Jenn Miller - 905-565-6200 x 3598 or Jennifer_miller@worldvision.ca