PCL strives to make a positive contribution in the communities in which its employees live and work. This year PCL was the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Tee Up For Tots golf tournament in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The annual tournament is a fundraiser involving members from various sectors of the local community.
The participants and organizing committee of the 2013
Tee Up for Tots golf tournament.
The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2013
Champion Braden Mole with Oilers’ goalie Devan Dubnyk
at the Tee Up For Tots golf tournament.
This year’s Tee Up For Tots tournament raised just under $800,000 and, with the CN Miracle Match program, the net total is a little over one million for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative CN launched in 2006, which rallies communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause—supporting children’s hospitals.
A HISTORY OF GIVING BACK
In the late 1970s, Bob Stollery, then president and CEO of PCL Construction, and his wife, Shirley Stollery, had a vision that children could receive the very best medical care available, in a facility devoted just to them. Over the years, the project grew roots, and the Stollery Children’s Hospital opened in 2001. Since that time, Tee Up for Tots has helped ensure that seriously ill children continue to get the care they need.
“At PCL we are very community minded and enjoy supporting the community in very many different ways,” said Alan Kuysters, PCL Edmonton’s vice president and district manger. “For us it’s very worthwhile giving back to the community and helping the foundation reach its goal of raising $800,000 for the Hospital so it can continue to be a world-renowned centre for sick children.”
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN
PCL’s participation as this year’s presenting sponsor is a continuation of the Stollerys’ drive to make a positive contribution to the community. Supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation helps children, ranging from premature babies the size of your palm to full-grown teenagers, receive the finest medical care possible. The money raised through this year’s tournament will enhance critical care services at the Hospital, including the Transport Program, which safely transports sick and injured children from four provinces and three territories to the Stollery.
“We’re so grateful to have PCL as our title sponsor,” said Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Tournament dollars will go towards ensuring the critical care Transport Program is there when children need it most.” Without your support, without your care, we couldn’t do this. On behalf of all of the kids and their families who rely on the expert care at the Stollery, thank you very much.”
By supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, PCL has the opportunity to give back to the community and contribute to the legacy of the Stollery family.
“The children treated at the Stollery are some of the most resilient little people you’ll ever meet,” said Kuysters. “Just about anyone you talk to in Edmonton knows someone whose child has received treatment at the hospital. The Stollery holds a special place in many Edmontonians’ hearts, and we at PCL are privileged to be a in a position where we can give back to an organization that makes a difference in the lives of so many families.”