Toronto Ontario - Canadian Pacific (CP) is proud to announce this year's CP Women's Open, hosted at Magna Golf Club, has delivered the largest donation in the history of Canada's women's open championship.
Earlier today, a $2.2 million cheque was presented to SickKids Foundation.
These funds will go towards upgrading a Cardiac Operating Suite at SickKids.
The total contribution to SickKids is the result of several fundraising efforts, all under the CP Has Heart program.
Through CP Birdies for Heart, CP contributed $5,000 for each birdie made by a player on the 17th hole during tournament play.
Fans were also able to pledge a donation amount or per birdie donation to be matched.
A total of 43 birdies represents a $215,000 donation.
CP also supported the tournament host community this year with a $250,000 donation to Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, to support paediatric cardiac care.
Jin Young Ko beat out 155 other women to become the 2019 CP Women's Open champion and take home US$337,500 of the US$2.25 million purse, one of the largest purses on the LPGA Tour.
In the six years of CP's title sponsorship of the CP Women's Open, more than $10.5 million has now been raised to support children's heart health in Canada.
The 2019 tournament marked the third time in six years that southern Ontario has hosted the CP Women's Open, resulting in more than $5.5 million donated in the province, London (2014 - $1.3 million), Ottawa (2017 - $2 million), and Aurora (2019 - $2.45 million).
The 2020 CP Women's Open will be played on the West Coast, at Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, from 31 Aug 2020 - 6 Sep 2020.
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