BURNABY, BC – On July 20th, more than 280 golfers and dozens of volunteers came out in support of the 20th annual Buy-Low Foods Golf Classic at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club, and raised $84,000 for Variety – The Children’s Charity.
The funds help Variety step in where health care ends to provide direct support to children in B.C. with special needs. Variety covers the costs of medical care and services, mobility and communication equipment and therapies, and education and experiences that foster development, when those costs exceed what is covered by public or private health care plans.
“Partnerships with organizations like Buy-Low are essential for Variety, and we’re honoured to be their charity of choice,” says Kristy Gill, Variety’s executive director. “Together as a team we can truly make a difference, ensuring children in B.C. with special needs have the support they need to triumph over their challenges and achieve their unique potential.”
“We made a commitment 50 years ago to give back to the people we serve, and our long-time partnership with Variety has given us the opportunity to do just that,” says Dan Bregg, President of Buy-Low Foods. “The annual Buy-Low/Variety Golf Classic is a product of the passion and commitment of a lot of people at Buy-Low, but it could not happen without the support of our suppliers and partners who are an integral part of the team. We all take great pride in working together to make a difference in the community.”
The event is one of a number of fundraisers for Variety supported by Buy-Low Foods, including the Gold Heart Campaign, Picnic in the Park, Boat for Hope and the annual Market & Auction at the Westin Bayshore, slated this year for November 27th. To date, Buy-Low’s support represents over $3 million for Variety.
Variety wants to help more families with children who have special needs and encourages families to call 604-320-0505 or apply for a grant online at variety.bc.ca.
About Variety – The Children’s Charity
Variety steps in where health care ends, providing direct help to children in B.C. with special needs. For 50 years Variety has ensured children have support to reach their unique potential. Since 2010 Variety has distributed more than $18 million in funding to families and organizations in B.C.
For more information on how you can support Variety – The Children’s Charity, visit variety.bc.ca or call 604.320.0505.
Photo: Celebrating Buy-Low’s generosity are (L-R) Dan Bregg (President, Buy-Low Foods), Albert Lum (Director, Supply Chain), Kristy Gill (Executive Director, Variety) and Howard Blank (President, Variety).