The Shaw Charity Classic returned in record fashion in 2021 with Canadians chipping in to raise $14,797,827 for 233 children’s charities across Alberta.
After receiving the green light to safely bring the stars of the PGA TOUR Champions back to Calgary this summer, tournament officials and their generous partners vowed the event would play a key role in building our community back stronger from the pandemic.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadians from across the country, the Shaw Charity Classic has now raised more than $76 million for youth-based charities in Alberta since 2013 through its Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink charitable program.
“When the tournament started, we knew we had something special, but never could we have dreamed it would have grown into so much more than just a golf tournament. It is now a massive community support event that exceeds our expectations each year, and is something I am so proud to be a part of,” said Jim Riddell, Chair, Shaw Charity Classic.
The life-changing impacts of the tournament on Alberta’s youth this year include helping to provide:
- More than 12,000 lunches for kids in need through Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids
- 8,900 kids in Edmonton with sports equipment through Sport Central Association
- 36,000 kids with literacy programming through the Educational Partnership Foundation
- 60,000 books to kids participating in Calgary Reads, and
- 7,000 backpacks to the Stephen’s Backpacks School program.
To learn more about the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program, please click here.
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AUGUST 3-7, 2022.
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