Canada´s flag carrier Air Canada´s philanthropic arm The Air Canada Foundation said that its second annual fundraising golf tournament raised over CND 600,000 in support of organisations focused on health and well being of children in Canada.
The fundraising event was held Tuesday, September 3, at the La Vallée du Richelieu Golf Club, Québec, as part of the official events of the PGA Montreal Championship Tour and drew 148 participants as well as former Montreal Canadiens sport celebrities and several Championship Tour golf professionals.
Last year´s tournament helped provide funds to several beneficiaries including CND 75,000 for the Breakfast Clubs of Canada for the creation of five new programs in communities across Canada; and CND 50,000 towards the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada, based in Montreal, as part of a five-year commitment by Air Canada to support the hospital.
The event featured 37 teams totalling 148 participants who golfed alongside former Montreal Canadiens sports celebrity athletes Stéphane Quintal, Vincent Damphousse, Guy Carbonneau, Mathieu Dandenault, Dave Morissette and Stéphane Richer.
Several participants also had the privilege of playing with Championship Tour golf professionals Fred Funk, Chip Beck, Steve Jones and Bobby Clampett who also gave a short golf clinic to all participants before the first tee off.
In celebration of its 75 years of community involvement, Air Canada launched in 2012 the Air Canada Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on the health and well-being of children in need.
Find out more at www.aircanada.com/foundation and www.aircanada.com.