About the tournament
The four previous annual Harambee Charity Golf Classics, held in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 at Musqueam Golf and Learning Academy, were stunning successes.
The tournament is very fortunate to have the endorsement and participation of two CPGA members, Ginny Golding and April Stubbs, who have volunteered their time and efforts to create such a great event for such an important cause, educating African girls through the Canadian Harambee Education Society.As well as having a great golf game each year, the golfers have been previously entertained with a silent auction, yoga, tournament prizes, rhythmic drums, and a delicious dinner. The feedback received regarding all the tournaments has been very positive and we are expectng another quick sell-out in 2013.
The Inaugural Tournament in July 2009 raised close to $22,000, and each subsequent Golf Classic has seen an increase on this initial amount. In 2011, $33,916.48 raised provided English and Life Skills workshops for the 700 CHES students in Kenya and Tanzania. $35,053 was raised in 2012.
This money included a number of individual sponsorships (enabling girls to have 4 full years of high-school education), the purchase of textbooks for Kenya, computer update for agents in Kenya, malaria-mosquito nets and other support as determined by CHES, including helping girls who have lost their sponsors, emergency medical or dental help as assessed, workshops (assertiveness training, AIDs information, job training) and so on. The tournament organisers are extremely proud of their four years of success and look forward to 2013.