Helping Kids. Changing Lives.
Since 2013, the Shaw Charity Classic has raised more than $13.8 million for over 125 children and youth charities in Alberta.
For four straight years, the Shaw Charity Classic has set a record for charitable giving on the PGA TOUR Champions. In 2016, the tournament raised over $5.2 million shattering its previous 2015 record of $4 million. In 2017, the tournament is aiming to set another record as it provides contributions to nine official charity partners and 155 participating Birdies for Kids charities.
Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink
Birdies for Kids a non-profit program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. This program was introduced to the 2015 tournament and is a program designed to help raise funds for local charities, engage the community in the tournament, and provide matching funds for each charity involved. The program itself acts as a partnership builder between donors and charities, as all money will flow through the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation towards Alberta charities. All administrative costs and efforts for the program are covered by the Shaw Charity Classic tournament meaning that charities have no costs associated with the program and 100% of all donated funds through the Foundation will go directly towards the charity selected. On top of your donation, the most exciting part of BFK is the matching pool. For your generous contribution, up to 50% will be matched and the funds will go directly to your chosen charity.
Official Charity Partners
The second charitable arm of the Shaw Charity Classic is the Official Charity Partner program. In 2017, this program features nine charitys that are dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in Alberta. These charities each recieve a donation from the tournament as well as participate in the Birdies for Kids program. This years official charity partners are
- The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary
- The Calgary Police Foundation
- Junior Achievement Southern Alberta
- Kids Cancer Care
- Kids Help Phone
- KidSport Calgary
- The Alex Community Food Centre
- The PREP Program