RED DEER – Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Golf Classic presented by ATB Wealth raised $150,000 for the Every Kid Every Community program.
Teams from across the province travelled to Canmore on July 17-18 to raise funds for the Hockey Alberta Foundation (HAF). Teams hit the links for two days of golf and gathered at the Cornerstone Theatre for the Every Kid Every Community Reception.
“2023 marks our best year to date and we can’t thank everyone enough for the continued support shown to the Hockey Alberta Foundation,” said Tim Leer, Executive Director of the HAF. “It is because of our sponsors, celebrity guests and the generous support we receive that the Foundation is able to give back to community initiatives and get kids on the ice across the province.”
Twenty-one teams teed off in Monday’s VIP Golf Event at Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club. ATB Financial’s John Tarnowski raised the championship belt with Mitch Bouchard, Rahul Kohli and celebrity guest, Colin Patterson.
On Tuesday, 38 teams stepped up to the tee box at Silvertip Resort. The team from McCaw’s Drilling & Blasting Ltd., Chad McCaw, Les Morrow, Dean Mcleod and celebrity guest, Chris Schlenker walked away the champs of the 2023 Golf Classic.
Dennis Zukiwsky and Graham MacLachlan, chair and director respectively on the HAF Board of Directors, greeted golfers on Hole 16, where golfers could participate in the Charity Challenge. Thank you to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Flames Foundation for matching funds up to $8,700 on the Charity Challenge, for a total of $26,100 raised.
Thank you to the Golf Classic sponsors for the continued support:
- ATB Wealth
- Q2 Artificial Lift Services
- Calgary Flames Foundation
- Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
- AlStar Oilfield
- Vada Capital
- Goal Line Partners
- Birchcliff Energy
- Red Deer Lock and Safe
- RSM Canada LLP
- McCaw’s Blasting & Drilling
- HyTech Production
- House of Leaders
- Silvertip Golf Resort
- Canmore Minor Hockey Association
- P3 Sports Inc.
- Cannex Contracting
- Prism Flow Products
- Players Bench Team Apparel
- Bo’s Bar and Stage
- Troubled Monk
- Red Deer Discount Golf
In addition to the $150,000 raised through the Golf Classic, $6,395 was raised at the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala, totaling $156,395. A portion of those dollars will be matched from the Shaw Charity Classic AltaLink Birdies for Kids program.
The 2024 Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for July 23-24, with the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala slated for Sunday, July 22.