Nearly $2.5M raised at 2019 Canadian Pacific Women's Open -- a new record
Through its CP Has Heart program, CP will once again make a substantial donation to the host community of Canada's National Open Golf Championship by supporting local paediatric care. CP will encourage further support for paediatric cardiac research and care by working with BC Children's Hospital on additional fundraising initiatives whereby they will match donations made from the community.
"The CP Women's Open is an amazing opportunity to draw attention to the important work being done by doctors to mend the hearts of the future," said Keith Creel, President and CEO of CP. "Partnering with BC Children's Hospital Foundation again is a natural fit and progression from our first partnership in 2015. I look forward to seeing the lasting legacy this brings to the hospital, children and families who need it."
The 2021 CP Women's Open will be played on the West Coast, at Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
For a complete overview of the CP Women's Open, visit www.cpwomensopen.com
Funds raised through the CP Women's Open partnership will support the Children's Heart Centre at BC Children's Hospital. Funds will be used to purchase a new fleet of the latest generation cardiac ultrasound machines, advance the cardiac research program and help to train the next generation of medical superstars.
LPGA Tour professional Brooke Henderson is CP's newest golf ambassador for the CP Women's Open. The Canadian prodigy, born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, has nine wins on the LPGA Tour, including the 2018 CP Women's Open. Henderson is also a graduate of Golf Canada's National Amateur Squad and Young Pro Squad supported by CP, which marked the beginning of her relationship with the railway.
She is being recognized for her outstanding season and has been honored with the Canadian Press Bobbie Rosenfeld Award (her second win in only three years); named Ottawa's The Athletic Person of the Year; awarded Postmedia's Female Athlete of the Year; and won Best Female Golfer at the 2019 ESPY Awards.
"Brooke remains the perfect ambassador for CP as we continue to grow the game of golf, advocate for healthy living through CP Has Heart, and build on the iconic Canadian brand that is CP. We've also added her sister and caddy Brittany to the CP family, as railroaders know that precision and excellence requires a strong team," said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer.
LPGA Tour professional Lorie Kane has triumphed on the golf course, represented Canada and is recognized as a leader for the sport. As a CP Ambassador, she embodies our ongoing support of women's golf through the CP Women's Open, and helps us elevate CP Has Heart as we continue to raise money and awareness for heart health.? ?
$10.7 million has been raised in support of children's heart health in the first five years of CP's title sponsorship of the event.
Magna Golf Club, August 2019Champion: Jin Young Ko$2.2M raised for the Hospital for Sick Children
Wascana Country Club, August 2018Champion: Brooke Henderson$2M raised for the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital
Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, August 2017Champion: Sung Hyun Park$2M raised for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Priddis Greens & Country Club, August, 2016Champion: Ariya Jutanugarn$2M raised for the Alberta Children's Hospital
The Vancouver Golf Club, August, 2015 Champion: Lydia Ko$1.2M raised for BC Children's Hospital??
London Hunt and Country Club, August, 2014Champion: So Yeon Ryu$1.3M raised for the Children's Health Foundation
CP Women's Open awarded 2017 Best Charity/Community engagement on LPGA Tour