Children's Aid Foundation scores a hole-in-one



    TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ - The Children's Aid Foundation hit the green with
140 of Canada's most influential businesswomen on June 22, 2009 to raise funds
for abused and neglected children at the 9th Annual Women's Golf Classic,
presented by Rogers Group of Companies.
    Through a day filled with memorable golf, pampering and camaraderie out
on the links, the Children's Aid Foundation has raised $208,000 for Canada's
most vulnerable children. Over the past nine years, the Foundation has raised
more than $1.8 million dollars through the Women's Golf Classic.
    "The Women's Golf Classic was an incredible event this year. The
commitment of our participants and corporate partners helped make the day a
great success," said Ann Barnard Ball, executive director, Children's Aid
Foundation. "With the funding raised from the event, our communities' most
vulnerable children will have access to programs that will help them reach
their full potential. Even in an uncertain economy, these women and our
sponsors are dedicated to helping children and youth in need."
    Female executives from Canada's top corporations headed to the green for
a round of golf at the award-winning Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario.
However, it wasn't just birdies and tee-offs for them. These women also
enjoyed a multitude of spa services, including manicures and massages, food
sampling throughout the day, a cocktail reception, prize-winning
opportunities, including BMW vehicles, and scheduled golf clinics hosted by
LPGA professional Sandra Post. Sportsnet reporter, Martine Gaillard hosted the
dinner and award show at the end of the day.
    "The Rogers team is always pleased to invest time and resources in the
communities where we live, work and serve," said Tara Deakin, Vice President,
Training and Development, Rogers Communications. "Rogers is excited to be a
sponsor and we applaud the deep commitment of those involved in The Women's
Golf Classic to helping our communities' most vulnerable children and youth."
    Rogers Group of Companies has been the presenting sponsor of the event
for six years in a row. The National Bank Financial Group provided sponsorship
for the Reverse Draw where the winner took home a trip for two to Jamaica. The
National Post and Chatelaine returned as media sponsors and helped the
Foundation to promote the 9th Annual Women's Golf Classic.

    About the Children's Aid Foundation:

    The Children's Aid Foundation believes that all children and youth
deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential: in keeping with these
goals the Foundation has gone on to become a leader in providing the tools and
support to help children in need enjoy their childhood and become the people
they were meant to be.
    Founded in 1979, the Children's Aid Foundation is a national charity that
raises funds to improve the lives of abused, neglected and at risk children
and youth across Canada.
    Using a three-pronged approach, the Foundation funds programs in three
critical areas: prevention, enrichment and education. 100% of all donations
contribute directly to these programs. www.cafdn.org





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