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Hats off to the Volunteers!
In honour of International Volunteers Day, Golf Canada thanks Canadians who give of their time and talents to volunteer within golf.
Scott Simmons- Executive Director and CEO, Golf Canada
Published on Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2012 10:48AM EST
In honour of International Volunteers Day, I want to take a moment to thank and acknowledge the tens of thousands of Canadians who give of their time and their talents to volunteer within the sport of golf.
Each year, volunteers in communities across the country are the driving force in Canadian golf. We see first-hand the generosity of Canadians helping to conduct local, provincial or national golf championships. Thousands more – many of them parents – assist at junior golf clinics helping to introduce a new generation to the game.
As the National Sport Organization and governing body, we believe wholeheartedly in developing volunteers in various capacities and providing them with support and training to make a lasting impact. Our sport is also fortunate to have passionate enthusiasts as golf administrators, rules officials or golfers generally interested in rolling up their sleeves to help out at the club level. Look no further than your local PGA of Canada professional going above and beyond at the club level to increase the overall enjoyment of golfers at facilities from coast to coast.
Volunteers can also be counted on to lend a hand at one of the 25,000 charity golf events that help to raise nearly $440 million annual in support of various causes. Golf is a major charity driver and the countless events in support of great causes simply could not be successful without volunteers.
Ours is the sport of a lifetime and for many Canadians, the game of golf has provided a lifetime of memorable moments. When presented the opportunity to help at an event, championship or serve on golf-related committees, volunteers give of their time because they cherish the camaraderie and absolutely love the game.
Volunteers are the driving force behind golf in this country and their efforts are truly making a difference. I couldn’t be more proud when I say thank you to everyone and anyone who’s ever volunteered their time and their talents in support of Canadian golf. If you know a volunteer who’s helped to support the game of golf, please take a moment to share your appreciation!
Want to be a volunteer with Golf Canada? Click here find out how you can get involved in support of Canadian golf.