AC Golf Tournament Nets Record-Breaking $1.2 Million For Charity
From left to right: Kaleb; Calin Rovinescu, Chair and President and CEO of Air Canada; Stone
(CNW Group/Air Canada Foundation)
The Air Canada Foundation raised $1.2 million during the eighth edition of its annual golf tournament.
It was the fifth consecutive year that the Foundation raised over $1 million in support of charitable organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada. Held at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club in Quebec on 8JUL, the event welcomed approximately 350 attendees from over 100 Canadian, U.S. and international corporations and organizations.
"Over the past eight years, and with the unwavering support of Air Canada, its employees and its partners, the Foundation has made a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children across Canada. I extend a heartfelt thank you on behalf of all the children and families whose lives are touched by the Foundation," said Priscille LeBlanc, Chair of the Air Canada Foundation.
Stone and Kaleb, two young boys who previously benefited from the support of the Foundation, played an important role by manning the highly coveted lemonade stand. Together, they raised a record-breaking amount of $15,630 as they enticed golfers with lemonade.
In 2018, the Air Canada Foundation granted over $5.4 million in financial and in-kind support to 275 Canadian registered charities and helped over 450 initiatives.