What is the "Rotary Kids At Heart" Program?
The Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park is excited to officially announce the launch of our brand new “Rotary Kids At Heart Golf Classic”.
Children face many issues as they navigate through their school years, many of which impact their ability to focus on their learning priorities.
COVID 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
The list of issues that kids 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.
Support the Kids
By joining us for great day on the links, and/or supporting our various fundraisers such as the extended online auction, you are supporting causes that support kids as they navigate through their often challenging elementary school years.
Your support in this new and exciting initiative and your continued support of the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park’s annual golf tournament 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.
This year the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park will partner with three worthy charity organizations whose mission is to help provide children with an opportunity to be safe, to be fed, to be loved and supported, to learn and to have a bright future.
Learn more about the receipient charities below.
Join us this year at the Cottonwood Golf & Country Club on Thursday, July 21. You will truly be making a difference for three great local charities doing tremendous work with kids.
~ The Rotary Kids at Heart Golf Classic Committee
Our Charities Of Choice
Meet our 2022 Rotary Kids at Heart Golf Classic recipient charities
PREP Society for individuals with Down Syndrome
PREP is proud of the impact it has made in the lives of children with Down syndrome in Calgary for the past 34 years.
We have accomplished this by providing children and teens with Down syndrome with essential services and support so they can live active and included lives in their communities. This includes our Early Learning program that provides children 0-3 years of age opportunities to receive early intervention therapies and create a community for families.
Dare to Care
Dare to Care is a Calgary based organization that has been at the forefront of bully prevention programming since 1999.
An award-winning charitable organization that has surpassed one million participants in its programs across Canada, Dare to Care continues as a leader in the creation of communities where bullying behaviour is unacceptable and kindness becomes the dominant force.
The Safe Haven Foundation- Haven’s Way Program
More than 1,500 youth use emergency shelters in our city each year and, on any given night, there are approximately 280 youth as young as 12 years old, experiencing homelessness in Calgary.
Safe Haven Foundation was founded in 1996 and our Haven’s Way® program, the first of its kind in Canada, opened in Calgary in November 2000. This is an innovative, long-term supportive housing program that assists girls who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.