On Friday, September 16th, 2022, The Yellow Bus Foundation will be holding its 26th Annual 100 Hole Golf Marathon at the stunning Glen Eagle Golf Course in Bolton, Ontario.
Since its inception, this annual event has raised an incredible $9.4 million in support of children with life-threatening illnesses, as well as disadvantaged youth living in our communities. This Golf Marathon aims to raise over $500,000 each year with the help of about 40 golfers. Last year alone, The Yellow Bus Foundation distributed more than $800,000 and helped more than 600 Canadian children and young people in need.
Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity (JACC) is one of the charities selected by The Yellow Bus Foundation again this year. Each selected charity helps children who deal with serious illnesses every day by increasing their access to programs and support that will help them reach their full potential. This Golf Marathon continues to exceed its goals each year because of the dedication of the golfers who participate.
Approximately 40 golfers, along with their supporters make this unique event possible. Each player raises a minimum of $3,500 in pledges to participate. The day includes 12 hours of golf, a good group of participants, heartfelt testimonials throughout the day and the chance to win some great prizes.
The mission of the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity (JACC) is “To improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families…when love is not enough”. They act as a safety net for sick children and their families when they have nowhere else to turn, helping them access the medical care and treatment they need.
“We are so grateful to The Yellow Bus Foundation for this incredible opportunity, and for the dedication of the participants of the marathon and those who sponsor them” said Mary-Anne Herrema, JACC’s Executive Director. “The support that we receive from The Yellow Bus Foundation through this event makes an enormous impact on the families that come to us for help. COVID-19 continues to be a concern for the children JACC supports and continues to put financial stress on their families. The support that JACC receives from The Yellow Bus Foundation means that we don’t have to say “no” when families reach out to us.”
“We are pleased to partner with the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity” says Kim Carrigan, The Yellow Bus Foundation Manager. “If you enjoy golf and helping seriously ill children in your community, come and join us for this fun packed, one-of-a-kind experience next year. This year’s is extremely important as we focus on raising funds in support of our charity partners hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
To play in this challenging, fun and rewarding event, please visit www.yellowbusfoundation.com for more information