Eagle Creek
Eagle Creek Golf Club is located north of Dunrobin at 109 Royal Troon Lane. (Ron Patey photo) 

The 10th annual Help Kids Grow Up (HKGU) Charity Golf Tournament is on the calendar for July 9 at Eagle Creek Golf Club.

The tournament supports initiatives that help children in need within the Ottawa region and in the sub-Saharan region of Africa. The two charities that the tournament provides funds to are Variety of Ottawa and the Canadian Foundation for Children with AIDS (CFCA). These two not-for-profit organizations decided in 2010 to join forces to establish a premier annual golf event that would bring together businesses from across Ottawa that are committed to help children in need.

With the proceeds from the 2014 – 2018 tournaments, Variety of Ottawa was able to establish a commitment with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to fund $100,000 over a four-year period towards the cost for a new heart and lung bypass machine.

Variety of Ottawa has also expanded its partnership with the Children’s Wish Foundation and Darcy’s Angels. In 2018, Variety of Ottawa used from their tournament proceeds to help the Leukemia Society of Ottawa.

CFCA continues to use their share of the net proceeds to significantly expand sustainable food programs (livestock and greenhouse) within the sub-Saharan region of Africa, which has been decimated by the impact of the AIDS virus. Combined with our American counterpart AFCA, these programs are now supporting over 30,000 families across four countries.

Play gets under way at this year’s tournament via a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The goal is to raise more than $100,000 in donations, and net over $85,000 in net proceeds for the two charities.

Eagle Creek Golf Club is a par 72 track with five sets of tee boxes. The course measures 7,027 yards from the gold tee markers, 6,609 yards from the blues, 6,062 yards from the whites, 5,748 yards from the greens and 5,368 yards from the reds. Eagle Creek is located just north of DunrobinON, at 109 Royal Troon Lane.

Contact Bill Garbarino, Tournament Director, at garbarw@algonquincollege.com for additional information about becoming a sponsor and to register a foursome.

To register for the Help Kids Grow Up (HKGU) Charity Golf Tournament, visit this website.