Golf Town, the official retailer of the Future Links, driven by Acura Golf in Schools program, has adopted 93 elementary schools in support of the second annual Adopt a School Week.
In total, Golf Town’s donation is valued at over $44,000, a number that further reinforces their commitment to the future of Canadian junior golf since joining as a program sponsor in August. The 93 adoptions were made possible through a fundraising initiative at Golf Town stores across Canada, giving customers the opportunity to donate towards the adoption of a school in their local area.
“To have been able to partner with Golf Canada on an initiative we feel strongly about and then also have success with, is rewarding for us and something we are very proud of. There is a need and desire to grow the game, and we are so thrilled we were able to bring that to life in our stores so we can do our part in inspiring kids to pick up a club and learn about the game we all love,” said Chad McKinnon, President of Golf Town Ltd. “The Golf in Schools initiative allowed us to bring our associates and customers together to make this possible. We sincerely thank our associates and our generous customers for believing in this initiative and making it a success.”
The Kitchener, Ont. and South Edmonton store locations raised the highest totals, each with enough to adopt six schools in their communities.
As of September, there are currently 2,856 schools registered in the elementary program — translating to 28 per cent of total elementary schools in the country.
“Golf Town’s engagement with the Golf in Schools program has been incredible,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Officer. “Through the involvement of all of their retail outlets they have been able to provide significant growth for the Golf in Schools program from coast-to-coast. Thanks to their partnership, we are one step closer to having the Golf in Schools program in every school in Canada.”
Following Adopt a School Week, Golf Canada will be announcing all elementary, intermediate and high school adoptions conducted in 2017.
Find out more or adopt a school in your community at golfcanada.ca/adoptaschool