RBC Canadian Open – Purple for a Day

31 07 2012

Congratulations to Scott Piercy, the 2012 RBC Canadian Open Champion, and warm thanks to the thousands of visitors at the tournament who helped to support the Community Child Abuse Council. It was an amazing week. Probably the most excitement for the charity partner came on Saturday – Purple Ribbon Day at the Open – when a sea of purple ribbons adorned hats and shirts, lanyards and golf bags all around the course. Nearly every player, and many caddies, wore the child abuse awareness ribbon and helped to get the message out to television audiences as well as golf fans.

Sales of reusable water bottles, purple ribbons, and donations raised more than $70,000 during the week, and will be added to proceeds from hat sales at RBC branches and other fundraising still taking place as part of the ongoing “Heart of the Open” campaign.

Bo Van Pelt added a purple ribbon to his hat on Saturday, but kept the Council’s logo on his hat all week!

Special thanks to the amazing volunteers who worked so hard all week to make this such a success for the Council! For photos and updates, check the Council’s web site over the next few weeks: www.childabusecouncil.on.ca




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