Helping Kids. Changing Lives.
Since 2013, the Shaw Charity Classic has raised more than $22.1 million for over 180 children and youth-based charities in Alberta.
For five straight years, the Shaw Charity Classic has set a record for charitable giving on the PGA TOUR Champions. In 2017, the tournament raised over $8.3 million shattering its previous 2016 record of $5.2 million. In 2018, the tournament is aiming to set another record, as it provides contributions to charities across Alberta.
Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink
Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink is 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.
The 2019 Birdies for Kids program will begin February 1, 2019.
Official Charity Partners
The second charitable arm of the Shaw Charity Classic is the Official Charity Partner program. In 2018, this program features charities 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. The 2018 Official Charity Partners are: Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Calgary Police Foundation, Classroom Champions, Horizon Housing, Junior Achievement Southern Alberta, Kids Cancer Care, KidSport Calgary, and The PREP Program. Click here to learn more about these partners