For Immediate Release

July 31, 2015


Golf Journalists Association of Canada make donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada


TORONTO, Ont. - After a successful Writing & Awards Day at Toronto Golf Club, the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) donated $1,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHCC) July 26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club, as part of the RBC Canadian Open.


Grant Fraser, President of GJAC, along with Cathy Loblaw, President and CEO of RMHCC, were in attendance, along with three families who have enjoyed the support of the Ronald McDonald House.


Ronald McDonald himself was there as well.


"On behalf of the members of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC), I am pleased to make this donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHCC)," said GJAC president Grant Fraser. "On Monday of RBC Canadian Open week we held our annual GJAC Awards Day and used this opportunity to raise funds for this wonderful charity which supports children and their families during difficult times. Our members are pleased to have made this connection to RMHCC and know this donation will be put to great use."


RMHCC, founded in 1982, has been the official charity partner of the RBC Canadian Open for the last three years.


“Golf holds a special place for all of us at Ronald McDonald House. Each of our 14 houses across the country hosts their own golf tournament to raise funds for families who are staying with us while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. And, the RBC Canadian Open is really the pinnacle of that golf expression,” said Cathy Loblaw, the Executive Director of RMHCC. “What the golf journalists have done today to really feel that support in a personal and meaningful way. Every donation makes such a powerful difference for us.”


The 2016 GJAC Writing Awards & Golf Day will be hosted the Mississauga Golf and Country Club.


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About the Golf Journalists Association of Canada:


The purpose of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) is to encourage and promote golf journalism in Canada, recognize excellence in Canadian golf and golf journalism through annual awards, bring together golf journalists from across the country to share ideas and common interests, and held develop better media relations between the Association’s membership and various golf associations, sponsors, and golf companies across Canada. You can now follow GJAC on Twitter at @GJ_AC


For more information contact:


Adam Stanley

Director of Communications, Golf Journalists Association of Canada

[email protected]

@adam_stanley

647-291-5667


About Ronald McDonald House® Charities Canada


In 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada was founded to be the everlasting organization that would support Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs in Canada. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a place for out-of-town families to stay while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. Today, 14 Ronald McDonald Houses serve more than 20,000 families each year. Through 2015, that support is expected to grow to serve over 23,000 families. Completing the circle of support for Canadian families are 11 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, which provide an oasis of calm and support right inside the walls of the pediatric children’s hospital, as well as the 2 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® programs in Calgary, Alberta. Follow @RMHCCanada and visit rmhc.ca for more information.