100% of funds raised will benefit children in need
VICTORIA, BC – On September 12, 2015, Corix hosted its 17th Annual Golf for Kids Charity Classic at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa in Victoria, BC.
Through the commitment and generosity of sponsors, players, volunteers, and philanthropists, this day-long event raised $600,000, breaking last year’s record of $550,000. One hundred percent of this money is dedicated to supporting children and their families where there is a need.
Some of the recipients of past year’s events include the Arthritis Society, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, Canucks Autism Network, Scouts Canada, Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Raise-a-Reader, and KidSport.
Help Fill a Dream Foundation – a Victoria-based charity that provides hope, help, and happiness for Vancouver Island children with life-threatening conditions – is once again the tournament’s primary beneficiary. It will receive a significant donation to help some special children realize their personal ‘dream,’ which may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience or a support that allows them to live better with their condition.
Helping Children and their Families
During the opening ceremonies, tournament participants heard from Kathy Segriff about her family’s experiences after Golf for Kids and Help Fill a Dream granted her son, Nikko, his dream of a family trip to Maui. During her emotional presentation, she explained how Nikko’s chronic lung disease has affected him and her family. She expressed how the trip allowed them to feel like a normal, healthy family. It’s a feeling that most families take for granted, but one that hers seldom experiences.
“Nikko’s mom set the stage for our fundraiser with her remarkable speech,” said Murray Stewart, Co-Host of the Golf for Kids Tournament and Vice President of Corix Water Products, West. “Her words were so moving. We genuinely felt what her family has been going through while coping with Nikko’s illness.”
Kathy’s sincere gratitude reminded the crowd that, while their generosity helps to make the dreams of young children come true, it also enables families to enjoy the glow of their happiness and excitement – and experience a sense of hope. In addition to the significant amount of money raised through raffles, live and silent auctions, this year’s Golf for Kids participants responded enthusiastically to Kathy’s encouraging and uplifting words: during the evening banquet, they helped fill the dreams of eight more children who are facing similar adversities.
Opening ceremony speeches at the 2015 Golf for Kids Charity Golf Classic at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa in Victoria, BC.
Corix and Help Fill a Dream Foundation
Help Fill a Dream Foundation’s President, Denyse Koo, spoke about her organization’s longstanding relationship with Golf for Kids and Corix: “Through the years of working together with Corix on Golf for Kids, the Help Fill a Dream family has grown. As we welcomed Corix management and staff members –and their spouses and children – we watched them all become an integral part of our organization. Their dedication to supporting children who have life-threatening conditions is remarkable. Their professionalism is accompanied by great compassion, and we are extremely grateful for their generosity.”
Dale Douglas, Co-Host of the Golf for Kids Tournament and Vice President of Corporate Development at Corix, recognizes the large group of people that works together – both to make this event a success and to give the kids the help they need. “Thank you so much to the many sponsors, participants, and volunteers that work together to make the Golf for Kids tournament such a fantastic event! The Westin Bear Mountain and its great staff deserve special thanks for their ongoing commitment to the event and the children it supports,” he said. “It’s one thing to raise the money, but it’s another to see how the charities we support use those funds to change lives. It’s truly humbling to see the difference that we can make in people’s lives.”
On behalf of Corix, thank you to everyone who gave their time, money, and expertise to help make Golf for Kids such a remarkable success. With your help, we continue to exceed expectations and make a significant difference in the communities where we live and work!
Next year’s tournament will take place on September 10, 2016. More information about the Golf for Kids Charity Classic, including photos from this year’s spectacular event, will be available at www.golfforkids.net in the coming weeks.
For more information about 2016 sponsorship opportunities or donations, contact Murray Stewart at Murray.Stewart@corix.com or Dale Douglas at Dale.Douglas@corix.com.
The Corix Group of Companies is a leading provider of sustainable utility infrastructure solutions across North America. We design, supply, build, install, finance, and operate water, wastewater, and energy utility infrastructure through three distinct but complementary lines of business: Utilities, Utility Services, and Utility Products. The Corix team has over 2,200 employees operating in 6 Canadian provinces and 31 US states. Visit www.corix.com to learn more.
About Golf for Kids
The Golf for Kids Charity Classic, hosted by Corix, is an unparalleled event day filled with an amazing golfing experience, raffle draws, silent and live auctions, wonderful food, great companionship, and the biggest prize table on Vancouver Island. Over the past 17 years, the Golf for Kids Charity Classic has raised more than $3.6 million for local children’s charities. Visit www.golfforkids.net for a list of sponsors, beneficiaries, additional event details, images, and 2016 opportunities.
For more information, contact:
Corix Water Products West
Vice President, Corporate Development
Corix Group of Companies
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