CALGARY, Alta., Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shaw Communications Inc. kicked off round one of the 2022 Shaw Charity Classic by announcing it will donate $100,000 to support children and youth in Alberta, because it recognizes ten Shaw Charity Classic 10 Year Community Champions.

Earlier this summer, Shaw appealed to the community, including the 260 charities that benefit from the only Canadian leg of the PGA TOUR Champions, to share stories of people who have been part of Shaw’s legacy. Charity Classic.

“After 10 years of the Shaw Charity Classic, there are countless stories to tell of the dedicated, passionate and generous people behind the tournament’s success and incredible impact,” said Brad Shaw, Executive Chairman and CEO. , Shaw Communications. “These remarkable community champions represent just a handful of the most compelling stories. Through the leadership and commitment of these individuals, the impact of the Shaw Charity Classic has extended beyond three days of tournament every August and has become a movement that supports Alberta communities 365 days a year.

Ten nominees representing volunteers, long-time fans, people who have founded community groups and people who have received support from a participating charity have been selected as community champions for this year’s Shaw Charity Classic.

In recognition of their impact in the community, Shaw is donating $10,000 to each Community Champion’s chosen charity for a total of $100,000. Donations made to specific charities will also be matched up to 50% by the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.

The 2022 Shaw Charity Classic Community Champions and their supported charities include:

Joanne Weiss – The Chair of Volunteer Services for the Shaw Charity Classic, who has given tirelessly to the event since its inception.
Donation addressed to: Alberta Diabetes Foundation

chuck tyler – A volunteer marshal of the tournament since its inception who is still going strong at 90.
Donation addressed to: Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

Deb Hymer – Long-time tournament volunteer and founder of the benefiting charity Shaw Charity Classic, NSTEP.
Donation addressed to: NSTEP

Stephen McPhee – Founder of Stephen’s Backpacks, a Shaw Charity Classic recipient charity that helps vulnerable children and families.
Donation addressed to: Stephen’s backpacks

Brooke Frerichs – A competitive junior golfer and lifelong Shaw Charity Classic fan.
Donation addressed to: Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

Kaitlin O’Grady – A program manager at The Doorway who went above and beyond to support street-involved youth choosing to re-enter society.
Donation addressed to: The door

Jo Prica – An inspiration to other young people living with cancer who donated her Make-A-Wish gift to build an elaborate treehouse at Camp Kindle.
Donation addressed to: Childhood cancer care

The Marfo family – A family from Lac La Biche who raised $1,000 for Ronald McDonald House after extended stays at homes in Edmonton and Calgary.
Donation addressed to: Works of Ronald McDonald Houses Alberta

Chase Morley – A high school student who started his own business to bring his pride in his native culture and his passion for basketball to his fellow Edmontonians.
Donation addressed to: Northern Alberta and Northwest Territories Startups

All CSC volunteers – The passionate and dedicated people, without whom the Shaw Charity Classic simply could not function.
Donation addressed to: Shaw Charity Classic Foundation

In addition to the donation, each of the 10 Community Champions will be recognized onsite at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club during the tournament weekend and will receive a commemorative 10e Community Champions Anniversary Gift Box.

More information about each Shaw Charity Classic Community Champion, including their stories, can be found at

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw is a leading Canadian connectivity company. The Wireline division includes consumer and business services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, Wi-Fi, digital telephony and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE data services.

Shaw is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR and TSXV – SJR.A). For more information, please visit

About the Shaw Charity Classic presented by Suncor

The Shaw Charity Classic presented by Suncor will host some of Calgary’s biggest names in golf at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, August 1-7, 2022. The field, which will consist of 78 PGA TOUR Champions stars, will compete for US$2.35 million in a 54-hole, three-round stroke play tournament. The winner will receive US$352,500. The annual PGA TOUR Champions Stop in Canada showcases Calgary to the world through its broadcast on the Golf Channel. Led by a group of philanthropic patrons including Tournament Chairman – Jim Riddell, Allan Markin, Keith MacPhail, Guy Turcotte, Gary Peddle, Mike Culbert and PGA Tour Professional – Stephen Ames, as well as Title Sponsor, Shaw Communications, the Shaw Charity Classic presented by Suncor won the prestigious President’s Award as the PGA TOUR’s Top Champions Event in 2017, 2015 and 2014. The tournament raised more than $76 million in its first nine years, which were distributed among more than 233 youth-focused charities in Alberta. For more information on the event, visit Follow the Shaw Charity Classic on and on Twitter @shawclassic.

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Shaw Communications Inc.
Chethan Lakshman, Vice President, External Affairs
(403) 930-8448
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