SickKids Foundation named Official Charity Beneficiary of 2019 CP Women’s Open
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 SickKids on additional fundraising initiatives whereby they will match donations made from the community.
"CP is elated to be working with SickKids Foundation through the 2019 CP Women's Open," said CP's President and Chief Executive Officer, Keith Creel. "This is a natural partnership as CP is focused on giving back through our community investment program, CP Has Heart, and SickKids Foundation is focused on helping young hearts across Ontario – a province that has been integral to our network for more than 130 years."
Funds raised through the CP Women's Open will go towards renovating a Cardiac Operating Suite at SickKids. In addition, CP is also proud to support our tournament host community this year. CP will make a donation of $250,000 to Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ont. to support paediatric cardiac care.
The 2019 CP Women's Open will see Canadian sensation and CP ambassador Brooke Henderson defend her national golf title against the top LPGA Tour players in the world from August 19-25 at Magna Golf Club, in Aurora, Ontario.
For a complete overview of the CP Women's Open including volunteer opportunities, ticket sales and corporate hosting, visit www.cpwomensopen.com
This year, CP will be working with Kyle Hayhoe, a child ambassador for SickKids Foundation. Kyle was cared for at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) for four months after he was diagnosed with a hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy at only seven weeks old and required a heart transplant. Now, when Kyle isn't attending his regular check-ups with the heart transplant, respiratory and nephrology teams at SickKids, he can be found on the golf course perfecting his swing. hfs
LPGA Tour professional Brooke Henderson is CP's newest ambassador for the CP Women's Open. The Canadian prodigy, born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, has eight wins on the LPGA Tour, including the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. 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; and awarded Postmedia's Female Athlete of the Year.
"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.
$8.5 million has been raised in support of children's heart health in the first four years of CP's title sponsorship of the event.
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