The donation was presented at the TravelBrands Annual Charity Golf Classic
MISSISSAUGA, ON – On September 13, 2018, TravelBrands hosted its fifth annual golf tournament which brought awareness and donations for the SickKids Foundation. Through the strong support of suppliers, agents and employees, TravelBrands successfully reached its goal of raising one million dollars in total for the SickKids Labatt Family Heart Centre. The donation amount was announced and presented to SickKids at the end of the golf tournament, hosted at Eagles Nest Golf Club.
“We challenged ourselves to raise roughly $290,000 this year so we could hit our million dollar target. I am so proud to say we achieved our goal,” says Frank DeMarinis, President & CEO, TravelBrands. “Thanks a million to our dedicated partners, staff and suppliers for making the golf tournament a huge success and helping us give back to a meaningful cause. I am looking forward to our next chapter with the SickKids Foundation.”
Nonstop fun was had at the TravelBrands Annual Charity Golf Classic. Golfers participated in a putting contest, a draw to beat TravelBrands’ executive Enzo DeMarinis, the opportunity to ride a mechanical bull and more. There was also a million dollar shootout and a helicopter ball drop for guests to enjoy. The day concluded with a dinner and both a live and silent auction with prizes including airline vouchers, hockey game tickets and more.
All proceeds will be contributed towards the SickKids’ Labatt Family Heart Centre to support their goal of becoming the leading pediatric heart disease centre in the world. TravelBrands has hosted events year-round for this initiative including an employee 5km walk, participation in the Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival and a 1 per cent of Sales Donation Day. The TravelBrands Annual Charity Golf Classic was the conclusive charitable event of the year.
Further information about TravelBrands’ upcoming charity initiatives and 2019 golf tournament will be released once available.
About TravelBrands Inc.:
TravelBrands gives agents and consumers access to the world. It is the largest independent travel company in Canada, active in both the wholesale and retail travel industry. TravelBrands is the most comprehensive one-stop shop in the industry, offering Canadians a wide range of travel options – including flights, hotels, cruises, attractions, rail passes, car rentals and more.