ClubLink Corporation has entered into a 10-year agreement with the Royal Canadian Golf Association to support several RCGA programs and services.
ClubLink will invest close to $4 million, including the use of its facilities, into the National Golf in Schools Program, Team Canada, CN Future Links, the RCGA Foundation, Canadian University Colleges Championship and the RBC Canadian Open.
ClubLink President and chief executive officer Rai Sahi said supporting Canadian golf, especially at the grassroots level through the CN Future Links junior golf program and National Golf in Schools, was a driving force behind ClubLink’s decision.
“This partnership is a natural progression of our longstanding relationship with the RCGA and, like them, ClubLink and our 18,500 members are vitally interested in helping to grow the game of golf,” said ClubLink president and chief executive officer Rai Sahi.
“ClubLink has always taken a long-term view and it is obvious from our commitment of almost $4 million over the next 10 years, that we wholeheartedly support the RCGA’s goals of broadening the interest and participation in golf in the country,” he added.
The relationship between the RCGA and ClubLink dates back to the RCGA’s sale of Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont., to ClubLink in 1999.
Through its involvement with the Golf in Schools Program, ClubLink will sponsor a minimum of 11 schools per year as part of the program’s ‘Adopt a School’ initiative.
A ClubLink Scholarship of Excellence program will also grant two $5,000 scholarships per year to students attending a Canadian university, while the corporation will also become presenting sponsor of the RCGA’s University College Golf Championship.
ClubLink will also continue to contribute to the RBC Canadian Open’s through the Mike Weir Foundation, the event’s national charity.
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