A Proud Promise Organization


Read our 2017-2018 Annual Report



Download our



See our rating!

Birdies for Kids - Shaw Charity Classic

Date: August 30 - September 3, 2017 Contact: Elisha JacksonPhone: 403-283-4200 ext. 221Email:

The Shaw Charity Classic: August 30 - Sept. 3, 2017

This fun-filled event aims to not only provide Calgary with a world-class professional sporting event accessible to families, but also to bring much needed dollars to local charities. In 2015, Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink as a new charity opportunity to benefit children and youth in our community. Participating charities receive 100% of every donation collected on their behalf with no fees. Last year there were 89 participating charities and 995 donors, raising a total of $2.3 million!

How it works

Donors can either make a one-time flat donation or a pledge for each birdie made by Champions Tour players during the 2016 Shaw Charity Classic. Donations can be made up until Sunday Sept. 4 at midnight.

What is a Birdie?

In golf, a ‘birdie’ is a score of one stroke better than ‘par’ for any golf hole on the course. ‘Par’ is the expected score of a golf professional on any given hole. For example, on a par 4, a score of 3 is a birdie. In 2014, there were 1,000 birdies at the Shaw Charity Classic, and in 2015 there were 858. We estimate 875 birdies will be made during the 2016 Shaw Charity Classic.

Matching Program

The most exciting part of the program is every dollar raised by a the Chilldren's Cottage Society can be matched up to 50%!

How to Support Children's Cottage Society

Go to the Children's Cottage Society's direct donation page on the Shaw Classic site, complete the profile information indicated and indicate the amount you wish to donate, along with payment information.

Payment Methods

Credit Card: Donate online through your credit card on the Shaw Classic website.

Cheque: All cheques must be made out to Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation.

Tax Receipts

You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation to Birdies for Kids from the Foundation following the tournament. If you make a one-time flat donation you will be invoiced/billed immediately, and if you make a per-birdie pledge you will be invoiced/billed after the tournament ends on September 4th, 2016. Children's Cottage will obtain regular reports and will contact you with their thanks, and acknowledgement of your donation.

Thank you for supporting Birdies For Kids!