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Rogers becomes title partner of the Canadian PGA TOUR Champions

Rogers concludes the 2024 tournament with a $1 million donation

Ticket sales start today for Rogers Charity Classic

CALGARY, Alberta, May 8, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rogers Communications announced today that it is the title partner of Canada’s only PGA TOUR Champions tournament in Calgary, formerly the Shaw Charity Classic, and will lead fundraising efforts for the charity’s arm. event kicks off with a $1 million donation.

“This tournament has had a real impact for communities, families and children in Alberta,” said Terrie Tweddle, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Rogers. “We are extremely proud to honor the legacy of the Shaw family with the Rogers Charity Classic and to continue supporting children’s charities across Alberta.”

The tournament reached a major milestone last year, raising more than $100 million for Alberta charities since its inception. The fund, renamed Rogers Birdies for Kids, presented by AltaLink, supports thousands of young people every year in areas such as counselling, sports and family support. Through the end of August 2024, donations pledged to participating charities through Rogers Birdies for Kids, presented by AltaLink, will be matched up to 50% through the program’s matching pool.

“We are grateful to Rogers for his commitment to building on the tournament’s legacy and making a positive impact on communities across our province,” said Jim Riddell, tournament chairman of Rogers Charity Classic. “This family-friendly professional golf tournament is one of the most exciting highlights of the summer in Calgary and even more important is the difference it will make for the Alberta charities that support children and their families across the province.”

Tickets are now on sale for the Rogers Charity Classic running from August 16 to 18, 2024. Rogers Charity Classic offers a variety of different packages for premium spectators and enhanced viewing and hosting experiences.

“Rogers Charity Classic is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR Champions calendar and I always look forward to coming to Calgary every year to play in front of a Canadian audience,” said Mike Weir, Canadian golf legend and Team Rogers player. athlete. “I am excited to continue to be a part of this tournament with Rogers and support charities in Alberta.”

In 2023, Rogers completed its historic merger with Shaw and announced a new five-year sponsorship of the tournament. This partnership builds on Rogers’ commitment to growing the game in Canada and building strong communities in Alberta.

About Rogers
Rogers is Canada’s leading wireless, cable and media company, providing connectivity and entertainment to Canadian consumers and businesses across the country. Rogers shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For more information, please visit: rogers.com or investors.rogers.com.

About Rogers Charity Classic
Rogers Charity Classic hosts some of the biggest names in golf every year at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club in Calgary, Alberta. The field includes stars from the PGA TOUR Champions competing for US$2.4 million in a three-round, 54-hole stroke play tournament. Led by a philanthropic Patron Group along with title partner Rogers Communications, the annual PGA TOUR Champions stop in Canada presents Calgary to the world via broadcast on the Golf Channel. The tournament has raised more than $100 million since its inception and helps thousands of Alberta youth each year through support of youth charities. For more information, visit https://rogerscharityclassic.com/. Follow Rogers Charity Classic at facebook.com/rogerscharityclassic and on X, formerly Twitter.

For more information:
Rogers Communications, [email protected], 1-844-226-1338
Rogers Charity Classic, [email protected], 403-620-8731