Closer to Home is proud to once again be a part of Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink!

As part of the Shaw Charity Classic, Birdies for Kids is a fundraising program designed to help raise funds for local charities, engage the community in the tournament and provide matching funds for each charity involved.

** Note: Although the golf tournament portion of the 2020 Shaw Charity Classic has been cancelled, Shaw Communications is committing $1 million this year to support Alberta kids and youth charities that are part of Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink. This means that your donations will still be matched up to 50%! **

How Does It Work?

Donors can make a one-time flat donation or a pledge for each birdie made by Champions Tour players during the Shaw Charity Classic.

Charities will receive 100% of every donation collected on their behalf. In addition, charities will receive additional funds through the matching program!

Donations will be matched up to 50% thanks to AltaLink and other corporate partners.

How to Donate

From now until August 30th, when you donate to Closer to Home through this link, your donation will be matched up to 50% thanks to Shaw Birdies for Kids. This means your gift of $100 becomes $150 – at no extra cost to you.

Please note: All donations greater than $5,000 must be made via cheque. Cheques must be made out to ‘Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.’

Your Impact

All donations received through Shaw Birdies for Kids will support vulnerable children and youth. Your gift will give children and youth in need the opportunity to access programs and services that help them improve their mental health, learn important life skills, build their confidence, healthily engage with peers and adults in their lives, and more. This support is especially critical this year, as children and youth recover from the mental health and educational impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Shaw Charity Classic and Birdies for Kids

The Shaw Charity Classic will host some of the greatest names in golf in Calgary at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, August 24 – 30, 2020. Since 2013, the Shaw Charity Classic has raised more than $48 million for over 200 children and youth charities. In 2015, the Birdies for Kids program was introduced to create a new avenue to raise money with the proceeds enhancing a diverse portfolio of children and youth charity programs. In 2019, Birdies for Kids smashed its previous record by raising more than $14 million for local charities, including Closer to Home.

For more information about the Shaw Charity Classic, click here.

Thank you to Birdies for Kids for making this possible!

If you have any questions or would prefer to submit your donation via cheque, please contact Jessica at (403) 543-0550, Ext. 250 or