Birdies for Kids


Dear Corporate and/or Community Member,

In 2017, Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club hosted the fifth annual Shaw Charity Classic, one of the largest and most successful events held in the city of Calgary. The Shaw Charity Classic is a PGA Tour Champions event featuring professional golfers among the likes of Golf Hall of Famers Tom Watson, Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie.

In the first five years of existence, the tournament has raised over $22 million for charity with Alberta children being the primary benefactors of these dollars. Over 159 Alberta-based charities have benefited from the Shaw Charity Classic.

In 2018, we are launching the fourth year of a charitable program called Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK). BFK is a non-profit program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. The Foundation was formed in conjunction with the Shaw Charity Classic golf tournament as the philanthropic arm. The motto for the tournament's charitable efforts is 'Helping Kids. Changing Lives.'

Under this motto, BFK was introduced for the 2015 tournament to create a new avenue to raise money with the proceeds enhancing a diverse portfolio of children & youth charity programs. We are continuing it in 2018 with an expanded number of outstanding Alberta charities.

BFK is a program designed to help raise funds for local charities, engage the community in the tournament, and provide matching funds for each charity involved. The program itself acts as a partnership builder between donors and charities, as all money will flow through the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation towards Alberta charities. All administrative costs and efforts for the program including website administration, credit card fees, promotional materials, invoicing, etc will be covered by the Shaw Charity Classic tournament. This means that 100% of all donated funds through the Foundation will go directly to the charity selected.

On top of your donation, the most exciting part of BFK is the matching pool. For your generous contribution, up to 50% will be matched and the funds will go directly to your chosen charity. Thank you in advance for supporting Alberta charities, and participating in Birdies for Kids. If you have any questions about the program please contact me at the below email or phone number.


Lauren Calvert
Stakeholder & Marketing Manager
Birdies for Kids | Shaw Charity Classic

Pledge Form (PDF)