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2019 Shaw Charity Classic raises $14M for youth-based Alberta charities

The 2019 Shaw Charity Classic raised over $14 million for 200 youth-based charities across Alberta.
The 2019 Shaw Charity Classic raised over $14 million for 200 youth-based charities across Alberta. Global News / Tom Reynolds

Organizers of the Shaw Charity Classic announced on Monday that the 2019 event had raised over $14 million for charity.

The annual tournament, a part of the PGA Tour Champions, was held in at the Canyons Meadows Golf and Country Club in Calgary from Aug. 28 – Sept. 1.

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The money will go toward 200 youth-based charities across Alberta, bringing the tournament’s fundraising totals to more than $48 million since it began in 2013.

“It is an absolute thrill for me to look back on another record-setting year and realize this spectacular tournament continues to have a tremendous impact on our youth, which was the core goal in bringing the event to Calgary,” said Jim Riddell, Shaw Charity Classic tournament founder, in a Monday news release.

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“The Shaw Charity Classic has become a powerful example of what can be accomplished when family, charity and community rally together for a common cause,” Shaw Communications CEO Brad Shaw, said.

“Over the past seven years, we have seen the Calgary community support this tournament in ways we never could have imagined.”

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Shaw Communications confirmed this summer the award-winning golf tournament will return to Calgary through to 2022.

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The 2020 Shaw Charity Classic is scheduled for Aug. 24-30.