Subaru Canada, Inc.

Subaru Canada, Inc.

April 30, 2009 15:38 ET

Subaru Canada Continues Partnership With RCGA As Presenting Sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure

- Women's golf events across Canada contribute to breast cancer fundraising program -

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - (RCGA) the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) is pleased to announce that Subaru Canada will continue on as the Presenting Sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure.

Golf Fore the Cure, presented by Subaru, is a fundraising and awareness program created by the RCGA to engage women in the game of golf with non-intimidating, golf-related activities that help raise funds for breast cancer research and support programs.

"The RCGA is delighted that Subaru Canada is continuing their commitment as Presenting Sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure," said Scott Simmons, RCGA Executive Director and CEO.

Subaru Canada's continued support of the program will help raise awareness about this disease while providing a fun, community-based women's golf initiative to raise money for breast cancer research and support programs."

Through their sponsorship of the Golf Fore the Cure program, Subaru Canada will be featured on all online, print and event-based program materials while gaining onsite promotional exposure at Golf Fore the Cure events across Canada. The opportunity to help make a difference within the community played a major factor in Subaru Canada's decision to return as the program's presenting sponsor.

"Golf Fore the Cure embodies the commitment to local communities and the support of active lifestyles that Subaru Canada supports wholeheartedly," said Tod Sullivan, Subaru Canada's National Director of Sales Planning, Sponsorship and Vehicle Distribution. "We are pleased to enable more Canadians to help the advancement of breast cancer research by taking part in an activity they love."

The Golf Fore the Cure program exists through a partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society as well as the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. Since its inception in 2004, Golf Fore the Cure has helped to raise almost $1.8 million for breast cancer research and support programs through the participation of 29,490 women across Canada. In 2008, 14,450 golfers helped to raise a total of $675,000.

"On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, I thank Subaru Canada for continuing their support of the Golf Fore the Cure program," said Dr. Barbara Whylie, President and CEO, Canadian Cancer Society. "Partners like Subaru Canada and the RCGA, as well as the thousands of Golf Fore the Cure participants across the country, are helping to raise funds in support of breast cancer research and support programs and we are extremely appreciative of their collective efforts."

The Golf Fore the Cure program is aimed at growing women's participation in the game of golf by introducing them to the game through fun, non-intimidating activities. Through a unique partnership structure with the Canadian Cancer Society (and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation in Quebec) the program has women across the country participate in golf activities and raise money for a cause close to all women's hearts - the fight against breast cancer.

Golf Fore the Cure, presented by Subaru Canada is also proudly supported by Tournament Sports (Nancy Lopez and Precept), Investors Group, Corona Light and Reader's Digest.

As well, Alena Sharp - Canada's top player on the LPGA Tour - is the national ambassador of the Golf Fore the Cure program.

The RCGA's goal for 2009 is to have 15,800 women take part in the Golf Fore the Cure program and raise over $800,000 for breast cancer research and support programs. For a listing of sites taking part in Golf Fore the Cure across Canada, visit www.rcgagolfforethecure.ca.

ABOUT SUBARU CANADA

Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of 88 authorized dealers across Canada.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN GOLF ASSOCIATION

The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing 377,000 members at 1,600 clubs across the country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sports Organization (NSO) for golf in this country, the RCGA's mission is to grow participation in and passion for the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. The RCGA conducts programs and services to help shape the future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, CN Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program, turfgrass and environmental research, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, Rules of Golf and amateur status, handicapping and course rating are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. In addition, the RCGA conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships showcase the best in Canadian golf.

For further information on what the RCGA is doing to support golf in your community please visit www.rcga.org.

Contact Information

  • Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Dan Pino
    Director, Media and Public Relations
    1-800-263-0009 x406 or Cell: (416) 434-5525
    dpino@rcga.org

    Subaru Canada
    Elaine Griffin
    Manager, Public Relations
    (905) 568-4959 ext. 227
    egriffin@subaru.ca