summer golf tournaments raise over $200K for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon

2017-10

VANCOUVER – October 2017—During the warm summer months, seven different organizations stepped up to support Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon by hosting a charity golf tournament.

“We’re very grateful for the FUNdraising that these community groups and companies did for us,” said Ross Hetherington, CEO, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.

“We had a couple of groups support us this year that hadn’t in past—we’re always thankful for new donors,” said Hetherington, “and in the 2017 golf season, Centra Windows and Doors and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) stepped up for us.”

Centra, as a first-time donor, collected $35,000 at their tournament.

“That’s wonderful news for a first-time donation,” said Hetherington. “That will help us grant three wishes, fully.”

Among the returning supporters was Ivanhoé Cambridge.

“We’d like to make special mention of Ivanhoé Cambridge this year, as they surpassed more than $1M in collective donations raised for Make-A-Wish,” said Hetherington. “Their golf tournament has been in support of us since 1990, and we’re incredibly grateful for such long-term support.”

“When we receive constant support, that’s really gratifying," said Hetherington. "We love having partners that we’ve built a relationship with over many years."

Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon would like to formally thank the following companies and community groups for their support during the 2017 golf season:

  • Association of Consulting Engineering Companies
  • Centra Windows and Doors
  • Darwin Construction Ltd.
  • Friends United Beyond All Race (F.U.B.A.R)
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge
  • Open Road Auto Group
  • Real Estate Institute of British Columbia
  • HollisWealth 
  • Slo-Pitch For Kids (four tournaments)

The contributions made by these organizations and groups will help spread hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

To discuss hosting a golf tournament in support of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon in 2018,  email or  call our office at 604-688-7944 and ask to speak to events coordinator Joceclyn Huber