TELUS and IMG release new block of 500 tickets to sold out event,
proceeds to go to the IWK Health Centre Foundation
HALIFAX, July 13, 2012 /CNW/ - TELUS announced today celebrities Kevin
Costner and Tom Cochrane have signed-on to play the Monday and Tuesday
morning Pro-Ams at the 2012 TELUS World Skins taking place at Glen
Arbour Golf Course in Halifax, Nova Scotia July 29-31. TELUS will
donate $500 for each eagle and $100 for every birdie that the celebrity
teams and the five PGA player foursomes make during the Pro-Ams during
the two days, with money raised going towards the IWK Health Centre
Foundation, the benefiting charity for the annual golf tradition.
In addition, TELUS and IMG have released a new block of 500 tickets to
the sold out 2012 TELUS World Skins with net proceeds going to the IWK,
which provides critical and specialized care to women, children and
families throughout the Maritimes.
"With the addition of well-known celebrities playing in the Pro-Am
games, this year's event is sure to be one of the most memorable in its
20 year history," said Gen. (Ret.) Rick Hillier, Chair of the TELUS
Atlantic Canada Community Board. "The money raised through the new
block of 500 tickets and our celebrity players will ensure that TELUS
leaves a significant charitable legacy in the Atlantic Canada community
that will directly benefit children, women and families in the
The TELUS World Skins Game is a highlight of the Canadian summer
sporting schedule for the country's most passionate golf fans and the
community that hosts it. Including corporate and team member donations,
TELUS World Skins has raised more than $10.4 million for a wide variety
of important causes across Canada since 2001.
To purchase the new tickets for the Canadian golf tradition, please
visit www.telusskins.com, or call 1-877-451-1221. Tickets are priced at $99 (plus applicable
service fees) for a two-day pass, with a one-day pass for either day
also available for $65 (plus applicable service fees).
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.5 billion of annual revenue and
12.7 million customer connections including 7.4 million wireless
subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million
Internet subscribers and more than 550,000 TELUS TV customers. Led
since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a
wide range of communications products and services including wireless,
data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS
Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic
initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding
philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to
receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
About IWK Health Centre Foundation
The IWK Health Centre Foundation helps sustain excellence in specialized
care at the IWK for all Maritime families. Last year, generous donors
contributed over $10 million to excellence in specialized care at the
IWK, including neonatal and pediatric intensive care, women's health
and mental health services for children and youth. Funds raised also
support world-renowned researchers and the purchase of modernized
technology and equipment. Together with donors, the IWK Foundation
supported more than 16,000 inpatient visits and nearly 300,000
outpatient and emergency room visits in one year. Visit iwkfoundation.org for more information.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with
nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe.
IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College;
IMG's Joint Ventures in China, Brazil and India; IMG Media; IMG Events
and Federations; IMG Fashion; IMG Models; IMG Art + Commerce; IMG
Clients; IMG Academies; IMG Consulting and IMG Licensing. More
information is available at www.imgworld.com.
SOURCE TELUS Corporation
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