Birdies for Kids was developed by the players of the Canadian Tour to benefit charity in Canada in 2007. This initiative was led by Player Director Adam Speirs.
Players donate $1 for every birdie made on Tour and $2 for every eagle to a selected charity each year.
2007 & 2008 the Charity of Choice was the National Junior Golf Academy.
The National Junior Golf Academy (NJGA) is a registered non-profit volunteer driven organization designed to break down economic barriers and use the rules governing the sport of golf to teach our youth life-skills: honesty, integrity, punctuality, decorum, respect for self and others and to address delinquency.
NJGA works closely with area families, social workers, agencies and community centres in order to target and reach youth from economically challenged, high-risk areas in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
This program, along with the Canadian Tour Players Cup, supported Kidsport with a donation of $25,000 in 2009.
Kidsport is a national organization that provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.
The Canadian Tour is actively seeking Canadian Corporations that are interested in matching Canadian Tour donations.
For more details please contact Reegan Price Manager of Tournament Affairs, 905 - 815 - 9756 ext. 253.