Investors Group renews partnership with Golf Fore the Cure for 2012
Oakville, Ont. (Golf Canada) - Golf Canada is pleased to announce that Investors Group has signed on as a Pink Partner of Golf Fore the Cure (GFTC), presented by Subaru, for a fifth consecutive year in 2012.
GFTC is a fundraising and awareness program created by Golf Canada to engage women in the game of golf with non-intimidating, golf-related activities that help raise funds for breast cancer research and support programs.
“Investors Group is proud to have been Golf Fore The Cure’s Pink Partner since 2008,” said Claudia Huruian, a Marketing Specialist in Area Marketing with Investors Group. “Our involvement will consist of a draw at every Golf Fore the Cure registered event for a sports duffle bag. Each participant’s name will also go into a Grand Prize draw for a trip for two to New York City. For every ballot received, Investors Group will provide a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society and Québec Breast Cancer Foundation.”
“Golf Canada is delighted that Investors Group is continuing their commitment as a Pink Partner of Golf Fore the Cure in 2012,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Development Officer. “Investors Group will continue to play an integral part in our efforts towards funding breast cancer research and support programs by raising awareness about the disease through a fun, community-based initiative that has exposed 76,000 women to the game of golf and raised over $3.8 million since its inception in 2004.”
In 2011, Investors Group donated $5,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and $1,000 to the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (QBCF). Through its ballot initiative, Investors Group held its Jet Away contest at each GFTC event, providing two lucky GFTC participants with an opportunity to win a Caribbean Cruise. For each ballot submitted, Investors Group donated 50 cents towards the fight against breast cancer and a total of $3,100 in additional donations was collected.
Last year, a total of 218 sites across Canada helped lead the fight against breast cancer by supporting the CCS and the QBCF. Over 16,000 participants raised over $700,000 and promoted breast cancer awareness nationwide, as the GFTC brand was endorsed by several notable ambassadors, including Céline Dion, Alena Sharp, Stephanie Sherlock, and Trish Stratus.
ABOUT GOLF FORE THE CURE PRESENTED BY SUBARU
Golf Fore the Cure is a program aimed at growing women’s participation in the game of golf through fun, non-intimidating golf related activities. As a unique element to the program, a partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation allows women from across the country to participate in golf activities and raise money for a cause close to all women’s hearts – breast cancer research. To date, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru has welcomed more than 76,000 participants and helped to raise more than $3.8 million towards the fight against breast cancer. Golf Fore the Cure is proudly presented by Subaru and supported by Corona Light, Investors Group, and Best Health. For more information on Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru, visit www.golfcanada.ca/golfforethecure
GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing more than 340,000 members at close to 1,500 clubs across the country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sport Organization (NSO) for golf in this country, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game.
A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, Golf in Schools presented by Callaway, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, CN Canadian Women’s Tour and CN Future Links – Canada’s national junior golf program – are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. As the authority for golf in Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf, amateur status and handicapping and course rating.
In addition, Golf Canada conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships provide world class competitive opportunities for Canada’s top golfers to showcase their talents.
For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Mary Beth McKenna
Coordinator, Recreational Programs
(P) 905-849-9700 x495