rotary "kids at heart" program

What is the Rotary "Kids At Heart" Program?

The Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park is excited to announce the second annual RotaryKids at Heart” Golf Classic.

Children face many hurdles as they navigate through their formative years, many of which impact their ability to focus on their learning priorities, awaken their self-awareness, instill self-confidence, and hinder them from reaching their true potential.

The past few years has shone an even brighter light on the challenges that children face in today’s world.  We know it is virtually impossible for a youngster to focus on his or her education if they:

  • go to school hungry,
  • are being bullied in person or taunted on social media,
  • are being coerced into taking or selling drugs,
  • are being pressured to join a gang,
  • have nowhere to sleep at night,
  • are facing family turmoil,
  • suffer from mental health challenges.

The list of hurdles that kids might face today is a long one. Critical issues can impact kids from the time they enter grade 1 until they graduate from grade 12, and then beyond into their late teen years.  It is our goal to help kids overcome these hurdles one step at a time.

Support the Kids

By joining us for great day on the links, and/or supporting our various golf tournament related fundraisers such as the online auction, 50/50 draw, Make Rotary an Offer, and the live auction on tournament day, you are funding causes that support kids as they navigate through their formative school years.

Your support of the Rotary “Kids at Heart” Golf Classic will continue to support local kids when they need us most.

Invest In The Future

The new Rotary “Kids at Heart” program will invest in the lives of children and youth to create real, long-lasting change for kids, families and our community.The Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park is currently accepting applications from charitable organizations that focus on the holistic health of children aged 6 – 21.  The deadline to apply as a recipient for grant consideration this year is December 15, 2023.   The final selection(s) will be made by February 15, 2024.

Please click on the application below which contains all details on eligibility and submit it on or before December 15, 2023.

Join us this year at the Cottonwood Golf & Country Club on Monday, July 29 for the Rotary “Kids at Heart” Golf Classic.  You will truly be making a difference for local charities doing tremendous work with kids.

 ~ The Rotary Kids at Heart Golf Classic Committee


In just two years, our Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park “Kids at Heart“ Golf Tournament has raised over half a million dollars to support six amazing charities in our community. The charities we select aim to provide children with an opportunity to be safe, fed, loved and supported and to learn and achieve the bright future every child deserves. Once again, our “Kids at Heart” selection Committee has chosen three incredible Charities to receive the proceeds of our 2024 Rotary “Kids at Heart” Golf Classic.

Kids Up Front Calgary believes all kids should have access to enriching and exciting experiences such as sporting, arts, and cultural events. Our programs offer an opportunity for kids who need it most to be engaged and included in the community. When you support Kids Up Front, you are contributing to a more inclusive community for children and youth to grow up in. Kids Up Front believes every kid deserves a seat in the crowd and to spend time building strong social and familial connections. We engage diverse populations from Southern Alberta by partnering with registered charities, societies, schools, government agencies, health services and more. https://kidsupfrontcalgary.com/

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretative Centre is a crime prevention police school program that aims to empower vulnerable kids. It equips them with essential knowledge and skills and the tools they need to make informed decisions to keep them safe. “Intel” from the frontlines is built into the program to educate kids about matters we know they will be confronted with at school and in everyday life. Topics addressed include healthy relationships, gangs, drugs, and cyber safety. Kids also have the unique opportunity to interact with police officers. By interacting with officers, kids learn about the efforts of police units to keep Calgary communities safe. This interaction builds long-lasting trust and respect between kids and officers. https://youthlinkcalgary.com/

“At KidSport, we believe that Sport has proven integral to kids’ recovery after the pandemic. By supporting KidSport, we all win. When kids have access to sports, they develop critical life skills, improve in school, become stronger leaders, create safer communities, ignite, improve their mental health and well-being and fuel healthy habits for life. Sport is one of the most important gifts a child can experience in their lifetime” CEO Kevin Webster. https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/calgary/

Kids will always be the passion behind and at the heart of what we do at the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park. We remain committed to Investing in the lives of children and youth to create real, long-lasting change for kids, families and our community.

Join us again this year in giving children back their Future through Sponsorship, registering for Golf or contributing an item to our Live or Online Auction.

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