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Make a difference in a child's life

Help Fill A Dream Foundation

Every day kids have the opportunity to dream, but it's not every day that those dreams are fulfilled. Help Fill a Dream cares about making dreams come true for critically-ill children on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Golf for Kids is proud and humbled to have been associated with Help Fill a Dream since our very first fundraising event in 1997. Ours has been an incredible partnership for over two decades and it will continue to be as we make the drive towards our 25th anniversary.

Well over 50% of all Dreams filled, and assistance provided to Island children and their families, is a direct result of the generosity of Golf for Kids supporters.

Children deserve a chance to simply be kids, and their parents deserve a chance to be mom and dad - not just caregivers. By working together we can continue to transform your generosity into support that makes meaningful impact on the lives of these kids and their families.

“Each and every year, the incredible people at Golf for Kids – players, volunteers, sponsors, and special guests – surprise us with the extent of their generosity and thoughtfulness. It just keeps getting bigger and better. Our growth is intricately linked to the success of Golf For Kids. We have grown up together and assisted thousands of Island children as a result. In addition to the money raised, the whole team at Golf for Kids provides us with support, encouragement and inspiration throughout the year.”
- Craig Smith, Help Fill a Dream Foundation Executive Director 

What is special about Help Fill a Dream

Vision & Mission Statements

  • Local Families

    Since 1986 Help Fill a Dream Foundation has been supporting those families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a medical condition or severe health challenge.

  • Dreams Come in all Sizes

    Putting a smile on the face of a child is a magical feeling. Dreams are powerful things for children with life-threatening conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, childhood cancers or cystic fibrosis.

  • Be Part of the Story

    The Help Fill a Dream family grows with every child helped. Recipients become part of an expanding family, staying connected, and becoming volunteers and fundraisers.

About Help Fill a Dream

Helping families face challenging situations

Help Fill A Dream Foundation often comes into the life of a family when things are at their worst. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition a family’s focus becomes their child, their medical appointments and treatment; there’s no time for anything else. Since 1986 Help Fill a Dream Foundation has been supporting those families from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands whose lives have suddenly changed due to their child’s diagnosis with a medical condition or severe health challenge.


“Thanks to Golf for Kids, Junior Golf Victoria has grown from 10 tournaments each spring for 30 junior golfers to multiple year-round programs for hundreds of children. Our beginner clinics and 20 event Tour emphasize fun and proper etiquette as being as important as competitive excellence. So, in addition to producing numerous provincial and national champions, Team Canada members and Canada and US University golf scholarship recipients, most importantly we have produced hundreds of good citizens.”

Jim Goddard
Tour Commissioner
Junior Golf Victoria