The Osprey Valley Open recently announced that three organizations – Credit Valley Conservation, Bethell Hospice Foundation and Caledon Community Services – will benefit from the
tournament’s charitable donations starting in 2018.

The three causes will each benefit from funds donated to Community Charitable Trust, with donations establishing endowments for each organization and distributing funds annually on behalf of the Osprey Valley Open, an official Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada event.

“Giving back to organizations that make a positive impact in our communities is a key priority for Osprey Valley and the Osprey Valley Open,” said Osprey Valley president Chris Humeniuk. “We are very pleased to have identified three groups that do some wonderful and important work to receive charitable donations through the tournament starting this year.”

An initial donation of $50,000 has been secured to Community Charitable Trust, with funds being distributed annually through endowments to charitable organizations in the local community.

Mackenzie Tour events have made charity a priority since the tour launched in 2013, with more than $1 million donated by its tournaments in each of the last two seasons. The announcement puts the Osprey Valley Open in company with other tournaments that have given more than $3.2 million and helped dozens of causes across Canada since 2013.

“No matter what level a tournament is played at, giving back to the local communities where we play is at the heart of what the PGA Tour stands for,” said Mackenzie Tour president Jeff Monday. “We are so pleased to see the Osprey Valley Open identify these causes and take the first steps to making a meaningful impact in its first season.”

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River
Watershed. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy.

Bethell Hospice is the only residential hospice serving all of Caledon, Brampton and Dufferin County. The hospice receives only partial government funding, and relies on the generosity of
donors to keep its door open and offer its exceptional palliative care at no cost to residents, program participants or their families.

Caledon Community Services (CCS) has focused on community building since 1971, by meeting needs in a multitude of areas: seniors’ health and wellness, employment, business development, specialized transportation, youth training, poverty reduction and resettlement services.

Photo: Members of Caledon Community Services, Bethell Hospice Foundation, Credit Valley Conservation Authority,  Osprey Valley and the Town of Caledon.