Childcan Again F55F Championship Official Charity

by Jeffrey Reed, Editor, LondonOntarioGolf.com

The Freedom 55 Financial Championship host committee confirms that Childcan remains the tournament’s official charity in 2019.

This year’s tournament, the championship event for the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada, is scheduled for Sept. 9-15 at Highland Country Club.

Photo: Jeffrey Reed/LondonOntarioGolf.com.

The 2018 tournament raised $40,000 for Childcan, which raises funds to provide responsive and compassionate support services to families facing the journey through childhood cancer – from diagnosis, through treatment, to recovery or bereavement.

Part of that fundraising effort involved the 1st annual BDO Million Dollar Shootout, which returns in the same format this year, according to tourney committee chair Justin Wismer. Click here to read about last year’s contest.

In total, the Mackenzie Tour raised more than $1 million for charity in 2018, surpassing the million-dollar mark for the third consecutive season and bringing the total donated to charity since the tour’s 2013 launch to more than $4.1 million.

“Making a positive impact in the communities where we play is a significant focus of each and every tournament under the PGA Tour umbrella, and we’re thrilled to see the work Mackenzie Tour events have done to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Mackenzie Tour President Jeff Monday. “Along with our umbrella sponsor, Mackenzie Investments, we’re proud to support each of these causes and would like to recognize the volunteers and local sponsors who’ve made it possible to surpass $1 million in donations again this year.”

Click here for a 2018 feature on Childcan and its connection to the Freedom 55 Financial Championship.

Click here for photos from a 2018 gathering of Mackenzie Tour players, Highland representatives and Childcan ambassadors.

And click here for photos and results from the 2018 BDO Million Dollar Shootout.

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