Booster Juice

Booster Juice

September 22, 2014 10:50 ET

Booster Juice Raises $50,000 for The Mike Weir Foundation

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2014) -

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Another successful campaign has just wrapped up at Booster Juice locations across the country. Over the past month, Booster Juice and its customers have donated a total of $50,000 towards The Mike Weir Foundation. "I am really proud of our staff in that they were able to rise to the challenge of raising both contributions and awareness for The Mike Weir Foundation," said Dale S. Wishewan, President & CEO of Booster Juice. He added, "The team at The Mike Weir Foundation do an amazing job at ensuring the money raised is directed to the most worthwhile causes in the community."

The Mike Weir Foundation has been established and exists to support children's wellness - emotional, educational and physical wellness. Through the support of many generous donors small specialized charities and large children's hospitals have benefitted from the efforts and giving of the Foundation. "On behalf of my family, I want to personally thank the customers and staff of Booster Juice locations across Canada for their support of The Mike Weir Foundation," said Mike Weir when Dale presented him with the cheque for $50,000. He went on to add, "I am honoured that people share the vision of our foundation and truly every dollar does make a difference in the lives of children in need."

About Mike Weir

Weir emerged as one of the game's brightest stars with his Masters victory, a dramatic playoff win over Len Mattiace, and came back to a hero's welcome in Canada, which included him dropping the ceremonial face-off puck at a Toronto Maple Leafs playoff game, the perfect 'Canadian-style' celebration for the hockey fan Weir. His breakthrough year on the PGA Tour earned him the 2003 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete of the year and the Lionel Conacher Award, given to Canada's top male athlete of the year, an award he previously won in 2000 and 2001.

Weir has used his success as a professional golfer as a platform for helping other families in need with the creation of The Mike Weir Foundation in 2004. Mike launched a national fundraising program through his foundation, called the Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids, supporting Children's Miracle Network.

On a national level, Weir's success and contributions through charitable work have attributed to two Order of Canada inductions (2007, 2009). In 2009, Weir also became an inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Mike Weir has enjoyed success in golf unmatched by any other Canadian, but in his mind, there is still plenty of work to do when your goal is to be one of the best in the world.

About Booster Juice

The first Booster Juice was opened in Sherwood Park, Alberta in November 1999 by Dale Wishewan, Booster Juice President & CEO, a guy who thought it would be a good idea to sell smoothies in the middle of a Canadian winter. Turns out, taste trumps temperature, and today there are over 300 locations worldwide. Booster Juice serves its intensely loyal customers a delicious, convenient and healthy alternative to fast food. In addition to their signature smoothies, their menu offers fresh-squeezed juices, hot food, and snacks. Dale was awarded the prestigious title of EY Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 and in 2014 Dale was inducted into the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Global Hall of Fame. A vibrant brand that attracts an active clientele, Booster Juice was honoured with the Technomic 2013 and 2014 Consumers' Choice Awards.

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Contact Information

  • For more information and to arrange interviews with
    Dale Wishewan, please contact: Booster Juice
    Terry Vander Linden
    National Marketing Manager
    (780) 485-8684
    tvanderlinden@boosterjuice.com

    To arrange interviews with Mike Weir, please contact:
    SportBox Entertainment Group
    Jim Weir
    (905) 415-3045
    jweir@sportboxgroup.com