TORONTO — Air Canada has been announced as the title sponsor for the upcoming YellowBird Charity Golf Tournament, taking place on May 19.
Hosted by The YellowBird Foundation, this year’s tournament at Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Ontario will return to its pre-pandemic size and format, with 128 golfers and sponsorship opportunities. In addition to hitting the links, participants will enjoy a sit-down lunch and several new fundraising initiatives.
Dianne Jackson, founder of Reps4Rent, the official organizer of the event, says that Air Canada’s commitment will help towards its goal of raising $150,000 in support of Ukraine relief efforts.
“We could not be happier that Air Canada has agreed to the title sponsorship for the tournament this year. New this year, YellowBird is committed to assisting orphanages in the Ukraine due to the devastation left by the ongoing war. Air Canada’s commitment is greatly appreciated,” said Jackson.
Lisa Pierce, Vice President, Canada and USA Sales at Air Canada, added: Air Canada is proud to partner with The YellowBird Foundation for this year’s tournament. The focus of Air Canada’s own community programs is on improving the lives of ill and disadvantaged children, so we applaud the YellowBird Foundation’s determination to support orphanages in the Ukraine and we are very pleased to help them in this important work.”
This year, instead of just getting golfers involved for a single day, Reps4Rent will be launching a website where participants can not only purchase their foursomes, singles, mulligans and other ‘handy tools’ to improve their scores, but also access the popular Silent Auction. The online auction will open March 1, 2023.
“We are working on offering a 50/50 draw online. We want to add more exposure and more value for the cause and for our sponsors,” added Jackson.
Those unable to participate in person in this year’s tournament are encouraged to donate a raffle prize or item for the silent auction, or make a simple donation.
For more information call Reps4Rent at 1-877-724-8085, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://trellis.org/yellowbird-golf-tournament.