30th Anniversary of the Willow Park Charity Golf Classic
Three days of beautiful weather and spectacular golf was only triumphed by rasing $433,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation Kid Sim Program at the 30th Anniversary of the Willow Park Charity Golf Classic.
Congratulations to the 2017 winning team: Terry Pocza, Phil Kerbrat, Bob Ackerman and Steve Dyer.
Thanks to everyone for all your support!! Through 30 years of the Willow Park Charity Golf Classic, $10M has been raised for Calgary Charities.
“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
See the Calgary Herald features on this year’s Willow Park Charity Golf Classic and the KidSIM Program.
June 28th Feature
July 4th Feature
About the Classic . . .
A simple idea — a belief of the Willow Park Golf & Country Club in the importance of giving back to the community, of supporting worthwhile causes on behalf of the Club and its members — began the Willow Park Charity Golf Classic.
For 29 years, since 1988, through the generosity of Willow Park Directors and members, and through the support of sponsors,players and volunteers, the Willow Park Charity Golf Classic has donated over $9.5 million to Calgary charities.
This year, proceeds from the Willow Park Golf Charity Classic will support the Children’s Hospital Foundation KidSIM Program. Like flight simulation for pilots, high-tech human patient simulation is becoming increasingly important in training medical professionals for potentially lethal emergencies. The Alberta Children’s Hospital KidSIM™ team has helped pioneer this field in Canada and provides crucial training within the largest on-site pediatric simulation lab in the country. Each year, 4,000 health care providers and students are able to use sophisticated mannequins that simulate breathing, pulses, blood pressure, speech and sound during mock trauma and resuscitation drills that help them prepare for real life emergencies.
“Together we can help build healthier futures for all our children.” www.childrenshospital.ab.ca
Get involved in the Charity Classic
- Play: The playing field for the Classic is full. Please contact Chris Burgess to be placed on the waiting list. Cost is $4,000 per team plus a donation to the selected charity.
- Donate: The Classic committee welcomes items for the Live and Silent Auction valued above $250. An Auction Contribution Form is available at the Club office, or by Clicking Here.
- Volunteer: To volunteer on the Committee or during the event contact Janelle Morrice or Chris Burgess.
2017 Charity Classic Committee
Corporate Fund Raising
Rick Breen, Russ Girling, Cal Wenzel, Peter McIntyre
WP Owners Liaison
WP Clubhouse Manager
WP Head Golf Professional
Past recipients of the Charity Classic
2017 Children’s Hospital Foundation Kid Sim Program.
2016 Distress Centre Calgary
2015 Fresh Start Recover Centre
2014 Calgary Meals on Wheels
2013 Impact Society
2012 The Alex Youth Health Centre
2011 Bethany Care Society
2010 Kids Cancer Care Foundation, Camp Kindle
2009 Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI)
2008 Calgary Homeless foundation
2007 Renfrew Educational Services
2006 Habitat for Humanity
2005 Discovery House
2004 Rotary Challenger Park
2003 Renfrew Educational Services
2002 Hospice Calgary
2001 The Vocational & Rehabilitation Research Institute
2000 Woods Homes
1999 Salvation Army Children's Village
1998 Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center
1997 Epilepsy Association of Calgary
1996 Calgary Urban Protect Society
1995 Canadian National Institute for the Blind
1994 William Roper Hull Child & Family Services
1993 Alberta Lung Association (Calgary Div.)
1992 S.T.A.R.S. Rescue Ambulance
1991 Juvenile Diabetes Association
1990 Illetis & Colitis Association
1989 Make a Child's Dream Come True
1988 Crime Stoppers