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The YellowBird Foundation has announced that Air Canada has taken the title sponsorship for the upcoming YellowBird Charity Golf Tournament on May 19, 2023 at Glen Abbey Golf Course.
“We could not be happier that Air Canada has agreed to the title sponsorship for the tournament this year,” said Dianne Jackson, founder of Reps4Rent, the official organizer of this year’s tournament, in a press release on Wednesday (Jan. 18).
“New this year, YellowBird is committed to assisting orphanages in the Ukraine due to the devastation left by the ongoing war. Our goal is to raise $150,000 so that the good work can continue in the Caribbean and we can support Ukraine efforts. Air Canada’s commitment is greatly appreciated."
Lisa Pierce, vice-president, Canada and USA Sales at Air Canada, added how the airline is proud to partner up for this year's tournament.
"The focus of Air Canada’s own community programs is on improving the lives of ill and disadvantaged children, so we applaud the Yellowbird Foundation’s determination to support orphanages in the Ukraine and we are very pleased to help them in this important work,” she said.
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This year, instead of just getting golfers involved for a single day, Reps4Rent will be launching a website where YellowBird golfers can not only purchase their foursomes, singles, mulligans and other handy tools to improve scores, but also access the popular silent auction.
The online auction is set to open March 1, 2023, allowing the industry across Canada to support this worthy cause.
“We are working on offering a 50/50 draw online. We want to add more exposure and more value, for the cause, and for our sponsors,” said Jackson.
This year’s tournament will be back to its pre-pandemic size and format with 128 golfers and many sponsorship opportunities.
In addition to hitting the links, participants will enjoy a sit-down lunch and several new fundraising initiatives.
Those unable to participate in person are encouraged to donate a raffle prize or an item for the silent auction, or make a simple donation, all of which, says Jackson, are needed.
For more information or if you are able to donate for the raffle prizes or silent auction, please contact Reps4Rent at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-724-8085 or click here.
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