Supporting Alberta Golf
Since 1912, Alberta Golf has received tremendous support from hundreds of individuals, foundations and corporations in delivering on its mission. As a result, we have collectively grown the game to a point where we now exceed 300,000 players in the province…
As our Association continues to evolve and serve all golfers in every corner of the province, we have identified four pillars in which to categorize our programs, events, investment levels and associated return.
FOUNDERS Our founding individuals and partners provide scholarship programs for junior golfers, help to identify and deliver educational opportunities for our volunteers, courageously drive widespread support for the golf industry and leave a lasting legacy in which we hope others will follow.
SUPPORTERS Our sponsors have always seen their investment go further than originally anticipated as a result of the additional exposure generated through our media days, website, and on-site collateral materials. Our communication plan reaches over 50,000 members through our database of 30,000 email addresses.
BUILDERS The continued development of Alberta Golf programs relies on the relentless efforts and financial support received from our builders. These investments into our volunteer recruitment, training and delivery programs allows us to expand our capacity and reach more golfers through innovative community outreach initiatives.
CHAMPIONS Giving back has long been a tradition in our province and the decorated individuals who have achieved success in golf have always found a way to share their success with others. The examples of excellence shared during Alberta Golf events and competitions help to inspire individuals of all abilities to succeed in golf and in life.
2018 Scholarship Recipients
The AGF was pleased to receive a very high number of scholarship applications this year. Special thanks are extended to all of the patrons who support the scholarship program on an annual basis and to the volunteers who assisted us with our casino fundraiser. This enables us to maintain our strong scholarship program and increase our awards on a yearly basis. Below is a listing of this year’s award winners and their scholarship bursaries. Candidates are selected based on financial need, academic standing, as well as volunteer work and references.
This year a total of $60,000.00 has been awarded to the 62 students below:
|Allan Pruss||University of Jamestown|
|Amanda Graham||University of British Columbia|
|Andrew Harrison||Univeristy of British Columbia|
|Andrew Makarchuk||Minot State University|
|Antoine Gendron||University of Lethbridge|
|Austin Russell Leask||University of Alberta|
|Brandon Murphy||University of Calgary|
|Brett Sheridan||University of Letbridge|
|Brooke Kollesavich||Mount Royal University|
|Carlos Bagni||Queen’s University|
|Celine Copeland||Mount Royal University|
|Chase Broderson||Red Deer College|
|Cian Besler-Chalcroft||University of Victoria|
|Ciara Cownden||Mount Royal University|
|Cieanna Hewitt||University of Alberta|
|Claire Emery||University of British Columbia|
|Conaire Kehoe||University of British Columbia|
|Courtney Dickson||University of Lethbridge|
|Danny Ngo||University of Calgary|
|Devon Spriddle||University of Memphis|
|Elizabeth Zee||The King’s University|
|Erin Marie Gellhaus||University of Calgary|
|Ethan de Graaf||University of British Columbia|
|Farhan Zahid||University of Calgary|
|Hamzah Naeem||University of Calgary|
|Heather Gisi||University of Lethbridge|
|Jarrett Bossert||MacEwan University|
|Jessa Bentz||University of Victoria|
|JJ Beitel||Mount Royal University|
|John (Jack) Scanlon||Queen’s University|
|Jordan Bean||Simon Fraser Unviersity|
|Joshua Berze||Samford University|
|Julie Anne Kuhn||University of Alberta|
|Kai Iguchi||University of British Columbia|
|Karlee Cooper||University of Calgary|
|Katie Martens||University of Victoria|
|Kehler Koss||New Mexico State University|
|Kevin Jack||University of British Columbia|
|Kyle McIntosh||University of Alberta|
|Lachlan Spriddle||University of British Columbia|
|Liam Hirch||University of Saskatchewan|
|Lindsay Almberg||University of Alberta|
|Luke Scanlon||Mount Royal University|
|Matthew Williams||University of Houston|
|Max Murchison||University of Victoria|
|Melanie Murchison||University of Victoria|
|Michael Grant||University of Western Ontario|
|Michael Pruss||University of Jamestown|
|Miranda Joyce Tobert||University of Alberta|
|Nate Heyburn||Lethbridge College|
|Nicole Renchko||The King’s University|
|Nicole Schultz||Medicine Hat College|
|Patrick Murphy||University of Los Angeles California|
|Quinn Ceplis||University of Calgary|
|Quinn Fitzgerald||University of Victoria|
|Rayna Oosterhuis||Cleveland State University|
|Samantha Copeland||University of British Columbia|
|Sebastian Farkas||Acadia University|
|Shaye Leidenius||Red Deer College|
|Taylor Stone||The University of Texas at El Paso|
|Tyler Engelking||University of Alberta|
|Victoria Tse||University of Calgary|
The Alberta Golf Foundation (AGF) is focused on supporting students on their path to pursue a postsecondary education.
Each year the AGF awards upwards of 50 scholarships and $50,000 to deserving applicants. These scholarships are awarded due to the contributions of competitors, endowments from loyal patrons, supporters of the game and a casino fundraising initiative. Since the AGF was established it has supported over 500 individuals with over $700,000 in scholarships funds.
“Receiving a scholarship from the Alberta Golf Foundation has relieved the financial burden of university and allowed me to focus on my education. Through the aid of the scholarship, I have been able to reach my goals and achieve a GPA that I am proud of. I am very grateful to have been chosen to receive a scholarship, as it has truly made a difference in my life.” – Chloe Mansfield, AGF Scholarship Recipient
Alberta Golf produces an Annual Report for the AGF which is distributed at the Annual General Meeting. Electronic versions of the Annual Report can be found below. Skip to page 36 for the Alberta Golf Foundation President’s Report and Financial Statements.
The application period for 2019 Alberta Golf Association Foundation scholarships will open in January of 2019.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Golf Canada Foundation Scholarships The Golf Canada Foundation is the leading source for golf philanthropy in Canada, awarding more than $2.5 million in grants and scholarships since 1982. The Foundation’s mission is to support and promote programs that increase participation in golf by engaging players of all ages and abilities across the country.
Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation The Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation is a charitable organization that grants post-secondary scholarships to deserving young Canadians who show an ability as golfers. And while the Foundation focuses its efforts on reaching out to young people with an interest and ability in golf, the Foundation does not exist to only empower young golfers to become better golfers. The Foundation exists to empower young golfers to become better people – champions of their generation. Since the foundation’s inception in 1985, they have awarded 393 scholarships to young Canadian golfers, helping them to reach their highest potential, not only in golf, but in life. And, with the help of friends and supporters such as you, they look forward to building on that number.
PGA of Alberta Scholarships The PGA of Alberta has a post-secondary scholarship program for junior golfers. Scholarships are awarded to those junior boys and girls who meet or exceed the scholarship criteria and winners are recognized at the annual buying show in October. This program has presented 50 scholarships since 1998.
Individual and corporate donations are greatly appreciated and charitable tax receipts are provided. Supporters of the game of golf are invited to contact the AGF for more information on how to establish a legacy of their own. Thank you to the following patrons:
- Charles C. Reid Foundation
- Frank Lindsay Memorial Foundation
- McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour
- R.E. Courage Memorial Fund
- Christa Spahmann Memorial Fund
- Lola Rozsa Fund
- Jeff Llewellyn Memorial Fund
- Sun Life Financial
- Bob Rintoul Memorial Fund
- Carol Stevens Memorial Fund
- Mike Bower Memorial Fund