The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation selected as official charity for the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open
Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship set for August 19-25, 2013,
at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton
EDMONTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and
Golf Canada announced today that the Stollery Children’s Hospital
Foundation has been selected as the official beneficiary of the CN
Miracle Match campaign to be held during the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s
Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship will take place from
August 19-25, 2013, at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton, Alta.
Communities across Canada have hosted the CN Canadian Women’s Open for
the past seven years, and 2013 marks the return of this tournament to
Edmonton, a major city on CN’s network.
CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative that CN launched in
2006, which rallies communities across Canada behind a very worthy
cause – supporting children’s hospitals. Funds raised through this
year’s initiative in communities in the Capital Region and throughout
Alberta will be given to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Each year since 2006, CN and Golf Canada have raised funds to support
children’s hospitals by matching funds raised through initiatives
connected with the CN Canadian Women’s Open. In the past seven years,
the CN Miracle Match program has raised more than $8.2 million for
children’s hospitals located in the cities across Canada that have
hosted the Open.
In 2013, CN hopes to help raise $1.8 million for the Stollery Children’s
Hospital Foundation, which would bring the cumulative total raised for
children’s health care through the CN Miracle Match program to $10
“At CN, we are committed to giving back to the communities in which we
operate, and we are very proud that CN Miracle Match has been able to
help children all across Canada since 2006,” said Claude Mongeau,
President and Chief Executive Officer of CN.
“We are thrilled to come back to Edmonton, a city that is so important
to our business. I am confident that the community will support the CN
Canadian Womens’ Open, and that we will make a major donation to a
great Alberta institution like the Stollery Children’s Hospital
CN will be partnering with the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
through its many programs including transportation to the Stollery
Children’s Hospital to children living in Alberta’s remote communities.
“It is only through the generous support of community leaders like CN
and Golf Canada that the Stollery Children’s Hospital can deliver the
highest levels of care in pediatric medicine,” said Mike House,
President and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The
Stollery Children’s Hospital has the second largest catchment area of
any pediatric hospital in the world, serving the most critically
injured and chronically ill children from some of the most isolated and
far reaching corners of the country. We are so proud to be in
partnership with CN and Golf Canada, and we are grateful that the funds
raised through the CN Miracle Match program will make a significant and
lasting difference towards ensuring a full range of excellence in care
is accessible to patients and their families from across Canada.”
“Together with CN, Golf Canada believes it is very important that the CN
Canadian Women’s Open leave a lasting legacy in our host communities
while also providing our top Canadian athletes the opportunity to
compete against the world’s best,” said Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons.
“Edmonton has proven itself a world-class host for Canada’s National
Women’s Open Golf Championship with extremely passionate golf fans and
we are thrilled that this year’s event can once again contribute to the
Stollery Children’s Hospital and its important work.”
ABOUT THE STOLLERY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising
funds for specialized equipment, sub-specialty medical education to
train the best of the best, research to pave the way to the discovery
of new treatments or cures for child health issues, and specialized
programs that improve patient and family outcomes, including neonatal
and pediatric transport teams which serve rural and remote communities
when children require life-saving care at the Stollery Children’s
ABOUT THE 2013 CN CANADIAN WOMEN’S OPEN
Stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s
Open from August 19-25 at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton
Tickets can be purchased online, at www.cncanadianwomensopen.com , or by phone, at 1-866-571-5742. For up-to-date information about
corporate packages, tickets, volunteer opportunities or corporate
hospitality, please visit the website.
The CN Canadian Women’s Open is proudly sponsored by CN, CVS Controls
Ltd., TaylorMade adidas Golf, Molson Coors Canada, The Globe and Mail,
Shaw, The Glenlivet, AutoCanada, Jacob’s Creek and CBC.
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Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for
golf in Canada representing more than 340,000 golfers at nearly 1,500
member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic
Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence
and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions
of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing
more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant
to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast.
For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in
your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.