The Children’s Foundation Raises more than $776,000 at its 24th Annual Golf Tournament

They came with smiles, golf clubs, masks, and above all, a feeling that this reunion would give hope to the thousands of families who depend on the world-class care offered at the Children’s.

COVID-19 couldn’t stop one of the most anticipated philanthropic traditions in the business community: the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament, held on September 14, 2020, for the 24th year at the prestigious Royal Montreal Golf Club. On the contrary, participants were even more generous. With the help of an anonymous donor who committed to matching all additional donations up to $100,000, the Golf Tournament raised $776,084, surpassing the annual results of the previous four years!

“With so many MCHF fundraising events cancelled this year due to the challenges of social distancing, we knew it could hinder our ability to acquire new equipment or provide critical services for the young patients at The Children’s,” says Mark Pathy, Chairman of the Golf Tournament’s organizing committee. “So this year’s committee was ready to go the extra mile to bridge the gap, and I’m proud to say, ‘Mission accomplished!’”

In order to protect all participants, this year’s edition featured social distancing on the course, an outdoor dinner and cocktail hour, and individual golf carts. The organizing committee and the team at The Children’s Foundation relied on their creativity to respond to the players’ every need, all while prioritizing their safety. Tee times were scheduled ten minutes apart and an online auction offered several tempting lots for bidders. Funds raised this year will support the pediatric surgery department’s priorities and help meet The Children’s most urgent needs.

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation President, Renée Vézina, thanks Mark Pathy, and the business community, most notably RBC, the Tournament’s lead partner, platinum partners Nova Steel and the Aune Foundation, and President of Honour and grateful parent Nisha Kim Mohammed, a wellness influencer. “Year after year, the business community demonstrates its support and commitment. This time, rather than throwing in the towel, they responded “attending” despite the challenges associated with COVID-19,” she says. “I’d like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the golfers, sponsors, donors and those who purchased raffle tickets to continue helping the Children’s find Unexpected Ways to Heal.”

Congratulations to this year's raffle winner for the hockey season tickets: Jonathan Aune.

Read the full press release.

Photos of the 24th MCHF Golf Tournament:


Tournoi de golf FHME 2020 MCHF Golf Tournament (crédit photo : Ryan Blau)