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Patriot Golf Day Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 3, 2013

 
 

Patriot Golf Day Canada Returns
The month-long grassroots golf initiative once again supports and honours Canadian military members and their families.
 

[ACTON, ONT.]—For the second straight year Patriot Golf Day Canada will take place across the country this summer.
 
Kicking off at the PGA Championship of Canada on June 24 and running through the close of the RBC Canadian Open on July 28, the grassroots golf initiative once again supports and honours Canadian military members and their family.
 
“The PGA of Canada is extremely proud to yet again be partnering with our friends at Golf Canada and the True Patriot Love Foundation for this year’s Patriot Golf Day Canada,” says PGA of Canada CEO, Gary Bernard. “This year’s events will kick off at the PGA Championship of Canada and take place across Canada for the entire month of July,” he says, adding, “there’s no doubt in my mind PGA of Canada members will once again get behind this wonderful initiative.”
 
Hopes are to have 50 golf facilities across the country take part, raising more than $50,000 for the True Patriot Love Foundation.
 
“For the second year in a row, golfers and golf facilities all over Canada will take up the mission of supporting military members and their families,” True Patriot Love Foundation Vice Chair, Michael Burns. “Funds raised will go towards the Military Family Resource Centres, located on Canadian Forces Bases across the country. These centres work hard to support the needs of military spouses and families in their local communities.”
 
Over the past three years, True Patriot Love have raised more than $14-million to fund a variety of military programs, charities and causes, when and where it is needed most.
 
Golf Canada CEO, Scott Simmons says his organization is once again happy to get behind initiative.
 
“Golf Canada is proud to once again support Patriot Golf Day and we are honoured to have the month long awareness program culminate during Canada’s National Open Golf Championship at Glen Abbey Golf Club,” he says. “It’s my hope that Canadian golfers and clubs across the county will extend their participation and generosity to this important initiative.”
 
Golfers who play at participating Patriot Golf Day facilities across the country can donate any dollar amount to the initiative. Canadians will also have the opportunity to give directly to the initiative through a secure online donation website.
 
PGA of Canada members and golf facilities across the country looking to participate in Patriot Golf Day Canada, should register online by CLICKING HERE. Each facility will be outfitted with a branded donation website, branded collection box, branded poster and a branded letter.
 
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For more information:
 
Chris Fry
Manager of Communications
PGA of Canada
519-853-5450
chris@pgaofcanada.com
 
Hilary Coles
Manager, Communications & PR
True Patriot Love Foundation
416.628.4972
hcoles@truepatriotlove.com
 
Dan Pino
Director, Corporate Communications
Golf Canada
905.849-9700
dpino@golfcanada.ca
 
About the PGA of Canada—THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE GAME OF GOLF:
Established in 1911, the PGA of Canada is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit Association comprised of 3,800 golf professionals across the country. The Association’s mandate is to develop, promote and support our Members as experts in the game and business of golf and, in so doing, serve both its Members’ needs and those of the golfing public through the Association’s varied programs and events. The Association consists of the National Office located in Acton, Ont., and nine Zone Offices across the country.

About True Patriot Love Foundation:
True Patriot Love honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Forces, Veterans and their families by stepping in where government is unable to fund programs that support their physical, mental and social wellbeing no matter where they are posted in Canada or abroad, promoting their special skills and capabilities resulting from their unique conditions of service, and being a channel for everyday Canadians, corporations and philanthropists to express their appreciation and patriotism

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