Gateway Gazette

New Birdies for Kids Program Supports Rowan House

 

Emergency Shelter Looking for Donations and Pledges

High River, AB – Rowan House Emergency Shelter is excited to be a participating charity in a new campaign launched this year by the Shaw Charity Classic. The Birdies for Kids program, presented by AltaLink, runs now through the tournament August 5th-9th and Rowan House is looking to the Foothills community for support.

Golf-enthusiasts and donors can make either a one-time flat donation or a pledge for each birdie made by Champion Tour players during the event.

“It’s a great way to get a little more excited about this world-class sporting event, while making a difference for the shelter at the same time,” said Ally Cramm with Rowan House’s Resource Development Team. “And what’s even better is they have a matching program to stretch your donation even further.”

According to the Shaw Charity Classic, 1,000 birdies were made during the 2013 event and 892 in 2014. 900 birdies are estimated to be made this year. Therefore, if someone donates, for example, five cents per birdie, they’re looking at a total donation of $45.00.

“Every little bit helps,” explains Cramm. So far the pledges have been pretty slow. Rowan House is hoping things pick up in the next two weeks as they work toward their annual fundraising goal of $800,000.

People can visit the News and Events page at www.rowanhouse.ca for more information or to make their donation.

Rowan House Emergency Shelter provides crisis intervention, long-term support and education for those affected by family violence in rural communities.

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