TELUS Jr. Skins Game enables aspiring junior golfers to experience the thrill of competition and raise money for a worthy cause
Halifax, NS - Canadian junior golfers converged on the Glen Arbour golf course over the Canada Day long weekend and raised $19,300 for the IWK Health Centre at the annual CJGA TELUS Jr. Skins Game.
“I’m honoured to thank TELUS for generously supporting the IWK,” said Jennifer Gillivan, president and CEO of the IWK Health Centre Foundation. “TELUS is an amazing donor and we appreciate their commitment to make the IWK the world-class specialized health centre our Maritime children, women, and families deserve.”
The weekend’s unique tournament was conducted under a Stableford format in which the juniors received ‘skins’ for their score, mirroring the TELUS World Skins Game theme. TELUS gave $100 to the IWK Health Centre for every ‘skin’ won by the players during the two-day event. There were 193 ‘skins’ won for a total donation of $19,300.
“TELUS congratulates our junior golfers on an exciting tournament which raised $19,300 for the IWK Health Centre,” said Gen. (Ret.) Rick Hillier, Chair of the TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board. “The 70 incredible junior golfers tackled the course for the 2012 TELUS World Skins Game with the enthusiasm of a pro, and more importantly, helped support the critical health needs of children, women and families throughout the Maritimes.”
Every junior who participated in the event also received a pair of tickets to the TELUS World Skins Game, taking place July 30-31, enabling them to see their golf heroes in person, as well as a chance to take part in some special golf experiences, including the opportunity to be a walking standard bearer for the pros during the main event at Glen Arbour.
“The Canadian Junior Golf Association was excited to partner once again with TELUS to provide a unique golfing experience to junior golfers in line with the TELUS World Skins Game” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer, Canadian Junior Golf Association. “The real winner this weekend however is the IWK Health Centre and those who benefit from the centre. The CJGA is extremely proud to have had a part in raising funds through the TELUS Jr. Skins.”
The IWK Health Centre is a place that changes lives and saves lives; a place that provides critical and specialized care to women, children, youth and families. With the support of generous donors, the IWK Foundation is working to address urgent needs, transform the future of critical care, mental health care, and rehabilitation, and achieve breakthroughs in research that will benefit Maritime families and beyond.
Since opening its doors more than 100 years ago, the IWK has become a distinctive symbol of excellence, important health breakthroughs and Maritime pride. Providing care to a population of over two million people, the IWK ensures that those requiring specialized care have access to the best facilities, the best health care providers and the best programs. IWK care teams play a unique role in providing care both with the Health Centre's walls and throughout the region. For thousands of Maritime patients and families, the IWK is the only place they can receive treatment close to home.
Physicians, researchers, clinicians, caregivers and other health care team members focus on achieving high performance, using resources wisely, keeping patients safe and being the best teachers and researchers they can be. Ultimately, everyone at the IWK is committed to helping families be healthy and receive exceptional care - now and in the future. Based on this commitment, the IWK has gained a global reputation for its constant pursuit of excellence and growth. For more information, go to www.iwkfoundation.org.
About the CJGA
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a registered Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf. Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA TOUR professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information, please visit www.cjga.com.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Founding Partner, LEXUS.
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
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