TravelBrands hosted its 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic at Eagles Nest Golf Club on Sept. 8 in support of the SickKids Foundation.
Through the support of partners and industry colleagues, TravelBrands successfully raised $283,515 for the Labatt Family Heart Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children, making the day an amazing return of one of the industry’s most popular events.
The considerable cheque was presented to a SickKids representative and SickKids patient alumni at the end of the evening.
"This cheque symbolizes hope for the heartbreaking battles that so many children and families are facing. Getting the chance to do this again after a two-year pause was truly extraordinary,” said Frank DeMarinis, CEO, TravelBrands. “As a recognized SickKids Foundation Catalyst Donor, we have raised over $1.8 million dollars for SickKids to date, with a focus on their cardiac department to help improve and save so many lives. I want to thank all of our incredible partners, colleagues, staff, and travel industry friends who came together to make this happen. This is just the beginning as we commit to raising another 1.5 million to bring our total to over $3 million for SickKids Foundation.”
Participants enjoyed perfect weather over the course of the day while also getting to take part in a putting contest, a beat the executive challenge, an oyster bar, an ice cream truck, and of course, the event’s signature helicopter ball drop.
The day concluded with dinner, both a silent and live auction, and touching words from SickKids Alumni David Maggiori, who received a standing ovation.
TravelBrands runs several giving campaigns for the SickKids Foundation throughout the year, including an employee 5-kilometre walk and SickKids Day, where 1 per cent of all sales are donated.
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