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Annual golf tournament raises over $54,000 for KPU student-athletes

Annual golf tournament raises over $54,000 for KPU student-athletes

05/23/2014 - 15:30
(From left) President and Vice-Chancellor of KPU Dr. Alan Davis with Wayne McKay, golf committee chair and KPU Foundation board member, and Ken Hahn, golf committee member and KPU Foundation chair.

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – The Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Foundation raised over $54,000 Wednesday at its fourth annual golf tournament held at the Northview Golf & Country Club.

The event to date has raised over $145,000 to fund scholarships, bursaries and opportunities for KPU’s student-athletes. Once again, the tournament saw student volunteers out in full-force, working alongside KPU staff and sponsors with on- and off-course activities, which included hole-in-one prizes, mid-game massages, blood pressure checks and a well-stocked silent auction.

“Our organizing committee has worked closely with KPU management and student volunteers to ensure the success of this tournament,” said Wayne McKay, chair of the golf committee, and member of the KPU Foundation board. “My thanks to all of them and to the sponsors, suppliers and golfers for their support. Together we have raised over $54,000 which will help the student athletes of KPU reach their goals."

KPU is home to six varsity teams: badminton, golf, and men’s and women’s soccer and basketball. Fundraising done by the KPU Foundation goes to helping young athletes pursue their passion as they pursue post-secondary education. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.

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Caption: (From left) President and Vice-Chancellor of KPU Dr. Alan Davis with Wayne McKay, golf committee chair and KPU Foundation board member, and Ken Hahn, golf committee member and KPU Foundation chair.

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hayley.woodin@kpu.ca

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