TEXT KIDS024 to 30333 to Donate $10
(And your donation will be matched by Shaw and Shaw Charity Classic for $10 each ($10 + $10 + $10 = $30!)
By donating to the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs), YOU are playing an active part in helping create a thriving community through the healthy development of children, youth and their families by providing safe places, positive relationships, services and opportunities to develop personal strengths and interpersonal skills that enhance their long-term success in life.
*Note: All donations will have a tax receipt provided
The Shaw Charity Classic Text to Donate Campaign
The Shaw Charity Classic was cancelled this year due to COVID-19, however Shaw Birdies for kids has stepped up to help our community to help children and youth across Alberta and have found a new innovative way to to continue to support their chosen charities, like BGCBigs. This 2020, the Shaw Charity Classic has launched a text to donate campaign – and we are participating!
It’s simple, TEXT KIDS024 to 30333 to Donate $10 to BGCBigs, and then Shaw will match an additional $10 AND Shaw Charity Classic will match an additional $10 – which is a total of $30 that will go towards supporting kids programming to over 5300 children and youth in our community.
Our Kids Need Us Now, More Than Ever
What is the Shaw Charity Classic and Shaw Birdies for Kids?
2020 Shaw Charity Classic Cancelled
—Shaw Communications Donates $1 million to Support Alberta Kids’ Charities Through Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program—
CALGARY—The Shaw Charity Classic, with the support of the PGA TOUR Champions, has decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the award-winning professional golf event scheduled for August 24-30, 2020, at Calgary’s Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.
With the direction of provincial medical and government leaders and international travel restrictions, the official decision comes after the City of Calgary cancelled all event permits through to August 31, 2020, in an effort to minimize the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Over the past few weeks, we have had extensive meetings with all of our key stakeholders including the PGA TOUR, along with our generous corporate partners and vendors. We’ve determined that, after weighing all options, it was best to press pause and focus on bringing golf fans back together in 2021,” said Sean Van Kesteren, executive director, Shaw Charity Classic.
“Community is at the heart of the Shaw Charity Classic. Our mission with this event has always been to make a positive impact on Alberta’s youth, and we will remain committed to doing that throughout the summer.”
Title sponsor Shaw Communications announced its commitment to continue supporting the kids and youth who depend on the tournament by contributing $1 million to match community donations through the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program.
“The real winners of the Shaw Charity Classic have always been the hundreds of thousands of kids and youth across Alberta who rely on charitable organizations for support in areas such as food security, healthcare, mental wellness, and much more,” said Brad Shaw, Executive Chair and CEO, Shaw Communications. “Charity has always been at the heart of this tournament, and this year it is even more important. While we are unable to physically come together this year, we are absolutely committed to working with the community and our amazing partners to continue the Shaw Charity Classic’s incredible legacy of giving.”
The Patron group behind bringing many of golf’s biggest stars to Calgary over the last seven years already donated $100,000 in April to be split among four local organizations (Mustard Seed, Calgary Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and Inn from the Cold) supporting the city’s pandemic relief efforts.
To learn more visit: www.shawcharityclassic.com