September 24, 2015
The 22nd annual Co-op Community Foundation Charity Golf Classic has raised over $260,000 for thirteen deserving charities and non-profit organizations in Southern Alberta.
“This is an important event for Calgary Co-op and our Foundation because it allows us to directly help those in the community who need assistance,” says Laura Babin, Director of Co-op’s Community Foundation. “Our focus is poverty reduction, youth education, and preventative health and wellness programs.”
This is the main fundraiser for the Foundation and is open to all Calgary Co-op suppliers and sponsors.
The event was held over two days in June, starting with a silent auction and gala at TELUS Spark. The following day 180 golfers hit the links at Heritage Pointe Golf and Country Club.
“Our golf committee is always thinking of ways to keep the event fun and exciting. We have the tremendous support and generosity of our suppliers and sponsors who are always eager to participate – we see this continuing for years to come,” Laura says.
Since 1993, the Charity Golf Classic has donated approximately $5.1 million to numerous local charities and non-profit organizations. One of the recipients is Calgary Meals on Wheels that provides nutritious meals to people in need.
“The continued support received from Calgary Co-op is key in helping us provide a caring community with healthy, nutritious and affordable meals to those in need of our services,” says Stephanie Power, Fund Development Manager. “The support from our community is an essential piece of achieving our mission and we are very grateful for our partnership with Calgary Co-op.”
Stephanie says the donation will be directed towards the organizations Lunch & Supper Program, which offers nutritious meals to anyone in need regardless of age or income, 365 days a year.
Another recipient is the Calgary YWCA’s Parent Link Corridor (PLC) program that provides families with a comprehensive spectrum of free community-based programs and services.
“Donations enable us to keep a roof over the heads of our clients and provide them with safe, secure shelter, housing, counseling, education and employment as well as child-focused supports,” says Joanna Domes, Manager of Resource Development. “With the support of donors like Co-op Community Foundation, we continue to provide exceptional programs and services while continually adapting to meet the changing needs of the community.”
Co-op Charity Golf Classic Funding Recipients:
The Mustard Seed
Calgary Meals on Wheels
Fresh Start Recovery Centre
Mount Royal Kids University
Ronald McDonald House
The Calgary Drop-In Centre
Inn From the Cold
Community Links Airdrie
High River Food for Thought
Post Secondary Bursaries – SAIT, Mount Royal University, University of Calgary
- Leanne Clark
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