The Shaw Charity Classic has raised $5,217,700 for 124 youth based charities across Alberta.
It is the fourth straight year Calgary’s marquee golf event has set a record for charitable giving on the PGA TOUR Champions, shattering its previous mark of nearly $4 million one year ago.
In the tournament’s short four-year history, it has now raised a total of more than $13.8 million for children’s charities in the province.
“This donation reflects the ongoing commitment of Albertans to giving back to their community despite the difficult economy we are all facing in the province.
But the gifting for this tournament now extends right across the country, thanks to new initiatives that have made it possible for more Canadians to become involved in the Shaw Charity Classic,” said Clay Riddell, Tournament Chairman.