Giving back to the community through charitable initiatives has always been at the core of GolfBC Group and its charitable arm, the Chan Family Foundation. When GolfBC took on the role of Title Sponsor in 2016 at the GolfBC Championship, the charitable aspect of the event was a main priority.
Since the inaugural event in 2016, a total of $450,000 has been donated to charity through the GolfBC Championship, awarded to the BC Cancer Foundation (the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary) and the Red Cross Kelowna (2017 Flood Relief efforts). It was important to GolfBC and the Chan Family Foundation to direct the funds to help the Kelowna community, and we’re proud that the GolfBC Championship has directly supported the BC Cancer Foundation’s project towards improving PET/CT technology and accessibility in the Kelowna area, bringing the most advanced cancer diagnostic tool closer to patients in need.
While the BC Cancer Foundation will remain as the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary for 2019, we are pleased to announce that we’re committed to direct $50,000 of this year’s donation to support a local charity or not-for-profit program that serves and benefits the Kelowna community.
Help us select this year’s GolfBC Championship secondary charity beneficiary!
We invite members of the Kelowna community to help nominate a local charity or non-profit organization, and then to vote for the finalists – one of which will receive a $50,000 donation.
Please click on the link below to complete the nomination form by May 26th. Voting for the finalists will take place between May 27 to June 7th. The winning charity will be selected by committee from the finalists, and announced on June 10th.
About charity, the Mackenzie Tour, and the BC Cancer Foundation…
The goal of every Mackenzie Tour event is to create a positive impact in the communities where we play, and thanks to the hard work of the GolfBC Group, GolfBC Championship volunteers and Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club along with the generosity of the Chan Family Foundation, this event is now one of the most charitable on the Mackenzie Tour.
“We are long-time supporters of the BC Cancer Foundation, and are thrilled to be working with them as the charitable beneficiary of the GolfBC Championship. On behalf of the Chan Family Foundation and GolfBC, I want to express our pride to be supporting such an important, community-serving cause through this exciting Mackenzie Tour event,” said Christian Chan, Trustee of the Chan Family Foundation, the charitable arm of GolfBC. “Giving back to the community is at the core of our family and company philosophy, and medical causes have always been an important focus for us. Along with the BC Cancer Foundation, we also work closely with Vancouver General Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and others. As such, we couldn’t be more pleased to be able to aid the important work being done in this arena through the GolfBC Championship.”