The 2016 Ken and Nancy Shaw Providence Golf Classic, presented by EllisDon, raised a record $220,000 (net) on July 18 at Coppinwood Golf Club. This is the first time in history that the golf tournament has reached this amount with money raised going to support Providence’s transformation of its palliative care program.
“When we hosted our inaugural tournament in 1993, our goal was to raise $500,000 over five years to help build Providence’s long-term care home, the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence,” says Jennifer Stewart, President and CEO of Providence Healthcare Foundation. “Twenty-two years later and the tournament has raised more than $3.5 million to benefit thousands of patients, residents and clients. It’s fitting that this year’s event is supporting a service as important as palliative care for patients at the end of their lives.”
Scheduled to open this fall, Providence’s revitalized program will feature new spaces and design attributes to make patients and families as comfortable as possible, including serene patient rooms, overnight suites for families, laundry, a children’s play area and a business centre. This is made possible due to the support of generous donors, sponsors and supporters.
“Our annual golf fundraiser is one of the city’s longest-running charity tournaments,” says Stewart. “Thank you to all our golfers for the fun-filled memories, excitement and, above all, the generosity and support of an exceptional cause – the patients, residents and clients we are privileged to serve at Providence.”