September 26, 2016 – Sponsors, golfers and special guests enjoyed mostly blue skies and 20 degree temperatures on Monday for the Adam Hadwin Charity Classic, where this year’s event raised a record $134,950 in support of the CH.I.L.D. Foundation.
Hosted at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey, British Columbia, the 2016 edition surpassed its goal of raising $100,000 this year, and smashed its 2015 record in funds raised of $75,000.
Funds raised through the event will support the CH.I.L.D. Foundation in its ongoing research efforts around I.B.D., and in particular children stricken with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and liver disorders.
“Every year we wonder how we’ll top the previous event in funds raised, and each year the community just blows us away by their show of support and commitment to our event, our charity and our family,” said Hadwin on the event’s fundraising goals. “I’m very grateful and humbled by the generosity, and thrilled that I can use golf, a game that has given me so much, as a platform for raising funds that may ultimately change the life of a child suffering with this debilitating disease.”
With Adam’s younger brother, Kyle, having lived with the Crohn’s Disease since he was a child, I.B.D. hits very close to home for the Hadwins. As a result, the event has become a family affair, with Adam’s father Gerry serving as event Chair, and brother Kyle as co-Chair.
With the book now closed on a hugely successful 2016 event the Hadwin family will soon turn their attention to the 2017 edition, and they will no doubt once again, wonder how they’ll top themselves next year.