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Serving Children's Charities

For the Kids!

The Tournament day is always focused on fun, but we never lose sight of why Golf for Kids exists: we’re here to help fund great organizations who do excellent work in support of kids in our communities. As well as our feature charity Help Fill A Dream, money raised at our annual event has contributed to hundreds of Charities and Foundations that make a difference in the lives of children. Our supporters can feel extremely proud of all the many lives they have impacted.

Your Donations Provide Significant Support

Children and Family Trusts
When the unexpected happens children and their families need somewhere to turn, and Golf for Kids has always been there to provide critical funding when needed most. We can react to the situation quickly helping to ensure that families can concentrate on what is important.

Local Youth Sports
Golf for Kids is proud to support youth sports in our communities. Over our history we have provided funding to hundreds of young athletes, teams and associations. Keeping kids active and engaged is an important part of life.

Zack Downey Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Downey family choose to celebrate the life of their son Zack through the creation of an annual scholarship. With the support of Golf for Kids, Help Fill a Dream and the Victoria Mariners Baseball Association, the Zack Downey Memorial Scholarship celebrates the amazing spirit of a young man who lived his life with incredible passion and integrity. Awarded each year to two graduating students from Lambrick Park School who excel at playing sports and are pursuing further education. (Golf for Kids was privileged to meet Zack and his family at our 2013 fundraising event when he was honored as the 2000th dream recipient by the Help Fill a Dream Foundation)

Charities, Foundations and Children’s Trusts Recipients

  • ALS Society Providing support and services for people and families living with ALS
  • Beacon Community Services In support of the PCEC “1000 x 5” Project, to increase awareness about the importance of reading to young children by providing free books
  • BC Children’s Hospital Providing care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia
  • BCIT Foundation (Jordan McIldoon Memorial Award) Assisting trades, students and apprentices through entrance awards and bursaries ensuring they can achieve their dreams
  • BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities Supporting and sending kids with disabilities to Camp Shawnigan
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters Big Brothers & Big Sisters teach children and youth, by example, the importance of giving, staying in school and having respect for family, peers and community
  • Boys & Girls Club Assisting children and youth to discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society
  • Braefoot Community Association Encouraging and enabling youth to participate in activities that promote positive and active lifestyles
  • Camp Imadene Providing a place for children and teens where they can be free to play, explore, have adventures and gain positive influences in their lives
  • Canadian College of Performing Arts Providing quality training in a broad spectrum of skills in preparing students for careers in the performing arts locally, nationally and internationally
  • Canadian Diabetes Association Offering children with Type 1 diabetes opportunities to enjoy authentic camp experiences
  • Canadian Olympic Foundation Sponsoring Canada’s young athletes in becoming ambassadors for both sport and healthy living
  • Canucks Autism Network Providing innovative, high quality sports, recreational, social, and employment-related programs for children and families dealing with autism
  • CARE Team Service Society Volunteer based health professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals who do not have access to healthcare due to economic or social barriers
  • Cassie and Friends Supporting programs to help transform the lives of kids and their families affected by Juvenile Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases
  • CFAX Santa Anonymous Society Society program of the CFAX Radio Station – “Helping children in need – no matter what the need, all year round”
  • Chimera Theatre Helping a small non-profit theatre company while it tours elementary schools introducing children to the world of theatre through interactive and educational programs
  • Children’s Health Foundation (Foundry Victoria) Bringing health and social services together with mental health support in a single place to make it easier for young people to find care, connection and support
  • Children’s Heart Network Educate, support and enhance the lives of children, youth and families living with congenital heart disease
  • City of Langford – Mayors Charity Golf Tournament Within Langford and the Westshore region, this annual golf event supports a range of groups and organizations.
  • Community Living Community living Victoria provides a range of support services to children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities
  • Conquer Cancer Classic Helping support the Canadian Cancer Society’s Vancouver Island Lodge which houses over 2000 cancer patients per year
  • Cops for Cancer – Tour de Rock Supporting fundraising efforts for the BC Cancer Foundation in memory of Victor Chen (long time Golf for Kids supporter)
  • Covenant House Vancouver Providing love and hope to Vancouver’s street youth, who have fled abuse, have been forced from their homes including those who have aged out of foster care
  • Cowichan Hospice Compassionate, person centered, end of life and bereavement care available to anyone, anywhere in the Cowichan Region
  • Crime Stoppers – Youth Program Supporting the “See Something, Say Something” school safety program, constructed on the “Youth mentoring Youth” philosophy
  • Discovery Elementary School Creation of a children’s outdoor learning program
  • Eric Palmer Memorial Foundation Assistance and psychiatric help to youth and children dealing with Ulcerative Colitis
  • Esquimalt High School Supporting Esquimalt High School Boys & Girls Rugby Programs – in thanks for all their hard work assisting with our 2014 – 2022 Golf for Kids events
  • Global Echoes Music Society of Victoria Making a difference in our community by developing the talents of aspiring young musicians
  • Golf for Kids Community Support Each year through the generosity of the “Golf for Kids” family and Nike, we donate products that generate significant revenue, for other worthwhile and much needed Charities and organizations
  • Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame Supporting programs for parents to learn more about keeping kids engaged in healthy activities while introducing kids to new sports
  • Headway Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre Strengthening clients, families and the community’s ability to manage the physical, psychological and social effects of Parkinson’s and epilepsy
  • Help Fill a Dream Providing hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island children under the age of 19 with life-threatening conditions by fulfilling their dreams, improving their quality of life and assisting their families with care and support
  • Island Kids Cancer Association Providing practical support for children with cancer, and their families, through all stages of their cancer journey
  • Jeneece Place (Children’s Health Foundation) Janeece Place welcomes families whose children need medical care for their health challenges by providing them with a safe place to stay
  • Junior Golf Victoria Committed to helping youth, regardless of economic or social background reach their potential through the game of golf
  • Kid Care Canada Development and distribution of resources, focusing on the science of Early Childhood Development and bringing it to new parents in a visual format that is easy-to-understand, while working collaboratively with health providers, educational institutions and other organizations
  • Kidneys On The Move Annual benefit held in support of patients of all ages living with kidney disease and in need of a kidney transplant
  • KidsRun Victoria KidsRun Victoria is put on for our Community by a group of eager volunteers with a goal to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Proceeds go to support Pediatric Oncology for Vancouver Islands’ Kids!
  • KidSport Providing support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sports
  • Little Paws Preschool Supporting the Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s Little Paws Preschool program
  • Make-a-Wish BC Supporting the “Un-Wined fundraiser” in support of the Make a Wish foundation
  • Mamas for Mamas is a national charitable organization that supports mothers and caregivers in crisis by providing ongoing support to individuals and families facing various poverty-related struggles.
  • MS Society The MS Society offers a variety of programs and services to help people affected by multiple sclerosis effectively manage and cope with the disease
  • Nanaimo Child Development Corporation Providing support, assessment and therapeutic services for children on Vancouver Island, with complex developmental and behavioral conditions. Proudly donated through the “Big Kahuna Classic” event
  • NeurAlive Counselling & Neurofeedback NeurAlive’s mission is to relieve suffering and aid personal transformation, one person at a time.
  • Operation Trackshoes Supporting BC residents with a developmental disability
  • Pacifica Housing Supporting programs for at risk youth and children in our communities
  • Pacific Institute of Sports Education Supporting the Family Sport & Recreation Festival which engages children and their parents in healthy activities and the Children’s Adaption & Play Your Way programs inspiring creative movement exploration to play your way to confidence, skill development, fun, teamwork, cooperation, respect and inclusivity
  • Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Grassroots organization serving the blind, deaf blind, and low vision persons in need
  • Phoenix Academy of Learning Creating learning environments that better understand the needs of children with autism
  • Power to Be Creating access to nature for youth and families with cognitive, physical, financial and social barriers
  • Purica Foundation Support for children’s key causes and social development
  • Ride to Conquer Cancer Supporting fundraising efforts for the BC Cancer Foundation
  • Royal Colwood Golf Club (Junior Golf Legacy) Creating a Junior Golf environment that is safe, life learning, skill building, etiquette driven and fun
  • Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation Providing funding for a women’s and children shelter and violence preventing programs
  • Ronald McDonald House A home away from home for kids who must travel to Vancouver for the medical treatment they desperately need
  • Rugby Canada Supporting the growth of rugby at the grass-roots level and ensuring there are programs for prospering young rugby players
  • Salmon Enhancement Fund Promoting educational activities in schools and the community with respect to salmon enhancement and preservation
  • Sarah Beckett Memorial Run Supporting fundraising efforts for the “Constable Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship”
  • Scouts Canada (Camp Barnard) Supporting youth to develop into capable, confident, and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world
  • Shoebox Campaign Supporting a local campaign to assist women and families living in shelters and “in need” situations
  • Sidney Air Cadets Air Cadets encourages youth to learn more, do more and try more. They inspire them to aim high and pursue their goals, no matter what they pursue in life
  • Story Theater Productions Society Supporting the introduction of young audiences to live theater
  • The Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation Providing funding for important equipment, facilities and programs
  • Threshold Housing Society We open doors for youth and prevent adult homelessness. We serve at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence in the home.
  • Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation Helping youth from low-income families attend the Tim Hortons Camp, so they can see a world of possibility
  • Times Colonist Literacy Society Making an investment in our community and future by providing the tools to help children improve their reading skills
  • TLC Fund for Kids This community program of “100.3 The Q’ Radio Station raises funds to aid in the wellness and quality of life for children – “Because every kid deserves a little TLC”
  • United Way of Greater Victoria Supporting a broad array of programs, projects, services and initiatives that reach and serve our most vulnerable populations
  • University of Victoria Supporting a connection to our youth through the UVic Athletic Departments community programs
  • Victoria Brain Injury Society Victoria Brain Injury Society gives survivors and their loved one’s long-term support through the many steps, both backward and forward, of life after a brain injury
  • Victoria Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Focused on improving the quality of life through research for children and adults with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Victoria Film Festival The student video competition offers budding youth film makers an opportunity to experience the film making process from creation, distribution, promotion and right up to exhibition
  • Victoria Foundation Community foundation connecting visionary donors with causes that truly matter now and for the long-term
  • Victoria Hospice Providing end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment and comfort for our patients and support for their families
  • Victoria Hospital Foundation Assisting Victoria General Hospital purchase much needed equipment for the Pediatric Unit
  • Victoria Open Golf Society Sponsoring the youth involvement in the Junior Program and golfing clinic at this annual event
  • Victoria Pregnancy Centre Providing safe, non-judgmental, compassionate support in a time when life can take an unexpected turn
  • Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Fill bellies and feed souls in the communities they serve
  • Victoria Recovery Day Celebrating recovery from addictive behaviors, substance use and mental health challenges
  • Victoria Youth Empowerment Society Offering programs, services, and support for youth and their families in making the transition to a healthier and more constructive life situation
  • Vikes Athletics and Recreation Celebrating women in sport with UVic’s yearlong “She Shoots, She Scores” campaign with student athletes reaching out and interacting with youth in the community
  • Vikes Championship Breakfast Annual fundraising event supporting recruitment and retention initiatives allowing varsity athletes to compete at the highest level
  • WITS Foundation Non-profit organization providing concepts, solutions, and strategies for the prevention of youth violence
  • West Coast Reach Association West Coast REACH! Association is a dynamic organization on lower Vancouver Island, celebrating diversity (of ages, cultures and abilities) through the power of the performing arts.
  • YMCA/YWCA (Strong Kids Campaign) Delivering programs that improve health, reduce social isolation and inspire hope among kids in our communities


“Last year PISE worked with 10,000 kids to bring them heart pumping, bone building, sweating and fun physical literacy enriched sessions. We receive hundreds of requests from kids in financial need, teachers looking for extra support and community organizations in search of after school or specific supportive programs for children with disabilities. Golf for Kids has been a key supporter of PISE over the years, helping us work towards our goal of helping every child LOVE being active so that they develop into happy, healthy and active adults.”

Robert Bettauer
PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Education)