Shaw Communications Inc. and Graham DeLaet have announced a new program to support children’s charities and the development of junior golfers at all levels.
As part of the Shaw Birdies and Eagles for Kids program, Shaw will donate $100 to the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation for every birdie and $500 for every eagle that the Weyburn, Sask., native makes during the 2014 PGA Tour season.
Proceeds from the program will reinforce the DeLaet foundation’s support for children’s health and well-being, and junior golf programs.
This season, DeLaet has recorded more than 200 birdies and four eagles bringing Shaw’s charitable donation total to over $20,000.
DeLaet is currently playing at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open being played at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in île Bizard, Quebec.
“Graham and Ruby have shown such strong leadership by contributing to the health and well-being of children,” said Brad Shaw, CEO of Shaw Communications Inc.
“We’re proud to stand with them, and support their charitable efforts and worthwhile causes that will make our communities stronger,” he added.
DeLaet added that the new program carries his partnership with Shaw to a new level.
“Shaw Birdies and Eagles for Kids cements an already successful partnership with Shaw,” he said. “I’m excited to get out there, play my best and raise some money for children.”
That message was backed by his wife.
“Launching our foundation was so important to Graham and I as we felt it was the right time in Graham’s career to give back,” said Ruby DeLaet.
“It is amazing to have partners like Shaw that support our efforts to truly make a difference in the lives of children,” she said.