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|Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:23 pm Post subject: Golf Canada Launches 2nd Annual National Golf Auction
|For Immediate Release
June 2, 2011
GOLF CANADA LAUNCHES 2ND ANNUAL NATIONAL GOLF AUCTION IN SUPPORT OF GOLF IN CANADA
Live online auction to run June 1-July 1 with proceeds supporting development golf programs in Canada
Oakville, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the second annual Golf Canada Auction in support of development programs across Canada is now live and online at www.golfcanada.ca/auction.
Beginning June 1, golf enthusiasts from across the country can bid on opportunities to play golf at hundreds of golf courses across the country.
By supporting the Golf Canada Auction, Canadian golfers can help to raise funds for junior golf initiatives such as National Golf in Schools and CN Future Links. Proceeds raised through the Golf Canada Auction also help to fund Team Canada as well as provincial player development, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the province of the course bid upon which the winning bid originated.
Now in its second year, the Golf Canada Auction will look to raise more than the $80,000 in program funding that the 2010 auction generated in support of Canadian golf.
“The Golf Canada Auction is a terrific opportunity to generate funds for grassroots programs and junior golf initiatives across Canada,” said Scott Simmons, Executive Director and CEO of Golf Canada. “We are reaching out to golfers and our member golf clubs across the country to encourage them to get engaged, place an auction bid and help support golf in this country.”
Interested bidders need an eBay account in order to participate in the Golf Canada Auction. In addition, Golf Canada members will receive a $25.00 rebate on one successful auction bid per member.
As the auction gets underway, Golf Canada is also reaching out to member clubs across the country to donate a round of golf for either a threesome (if the group needs to be accompanied by a member) or foursome with two carts to be played at their facility during the 2011 season.
Member clubs interested in participating in the Golf Canada Auction can email email@example.com.
Golfers interested in participating in the Golf Canada Auction in support of Canadian golf can make their bid from June 1-July 1 at www.golfcanada.ca/auction.
GOLF CANADA—LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.
Golf Canada – a member-based organization governed by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) – is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 350,000 members at almost 1,500 clubs across the country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sports Organization (NSO) for golf in this country, Golf Canada is responsible for promoting participation in and a passion for the game of golf in Canada.
Golf Canada actively conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, National Golf in Schools, Golf Fore the Cure, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and CN Future Links, Canada’s national junior golf program, are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. As the authority for golf in Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf, amateur status and handicapping and course rating under the respected RCGA brand.
In addition, Golf Canada conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships provide world class competitive opportunities for Canada’s top golfers to showcase their talents.
For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca.
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