A couple years ago, a brave little girl named Shannon cut off her hair to donate it in order to make a wig for kids fighting cancer. Unfortunately, her brave gesture wasn’t as well received by some of her school peers. Shannon was called names by a number of girls that were making fun of her new haircut, and it quickly digressed into a full bullying event when a number of girls joined in. What’s tragic about this story is that Shannon is not the only young child facing this sort of adversity. Bullying is a harsh reality for many students. Bullying happens at school, in the school yard, and the rise of Social Media has turned bullying, harassment & intimidation into an inescapable, 24/7 problem for many Canadian children.
Thankfully for Shannon, she had a safe environment and support system at home to help her overcome this challenge. When Shannon reached out about the hardship she was facing at school, her parents and school leaders were quick to address the issue and provide Shannon the support that she needed. Shannon’s father is Dave Rogers, the president and CEO of Amp Solar Group Inc. and although glad to have overcome this bullying incident with his daughter, Dave realized that effects of bullying can be devastating for children who don’t have the support they need.
As for Shannon, she subsequently joined the Toronto Argonaut’s Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program at her school, and was selected as the Halton Region representative that most exemplifies the values of the Huddle Up program. It was through Huddle Up that Dave found us, The Canadian Safe School Network!
Inspired by his daughter, Dave sought to make a difference. It was then that he founded the ‘Playing Fore Change’ Anti-Bullying Awareness Golf Classic. The goal for this tournament was to raise awareness and funds for CSSN, in order to help us create resources and support for children who are dealing with bullying across the country. And we could not be more grateful!
The inaugural event occurred in 2013 and was a huge success! The event took place at the beautiful Rattlesnake Point Golf Course in Milton, Ontario. We were joined by members of the Huddle Up program, as well as Argos cheerleaders, and many supporters. Guests enjoyed a great day of golf, cocktails, dinner and auction!
Last year’s tournament was such a successful event, we are honoured to invite you to the 4th Annual Playing Fore Change Golf Classic!
Once again the event is in support of creating anti-bullying awareness and resources for students across Canada who face bullying at school, at home, or online. It is thanks to Dave Rogers and his Amp Solar team that we are able to provide our services, and give students the opportunities they need to reach out and put an end to bullying.
Details for this year’s tournament:
Monday August 29th, 2016
Rattlesnake Point Golf Club
5407 Regional Road 25
To register a foursome, or for more information, visit: https://canadiansafeschools.com/events/pfc
or call our office: 416 977 1050
There are several sponsorship opportunities available for you and your business, including hole sponsorship & contest sponsorship! We would love to promote your organization as a proud supporter of the Canadian Safe School Network.
Thank you to Dave Rogers and Amp Solar for their generous support and hard work in putting this event together!