Saskatoon – Canadian PGA Tour star and Weyburn, Sask. native Graham DeLaet, along with his wife Ruby, have announced the launch of the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation, as well as the Foundation’s first initiative, the ‘Graham Slam.’
The Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation’s central focus will be supporting children’s health, as well as supporting the development of junior golfers at all levels of the game.
Graham and Ruby DeLaet have a long-standing support of children’s health and junior golf in Saskatchewan. Since 2011, the Graham DeLaet Charity Golf Tournament has supported Saskatchewan-based organizations, such as Golf Saskatchewan and the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation. The launch of the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation will be the new umbrella brand that drives the DeLaet’s charitable efforts.
“I know how lucky I am to be playing on the PGA Tour, and I would not be here without the support of everyone back home,” said Graham DeLaet. “It is important to Ruby and I that we do what we can to give back to those who need it the most. We hope that through this Foundation, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of children.”
“We wanted to ensure we always remember where Graham came from and the people that supported him through his journey,” said Ruby DeLaet. “It’s important that our Foundation represents Graham’s roots and keeps Canada and Saskatchewan close to his heart. Now is the right time in Graham’s career to launch a Foundation and give back.”
Graham and Ruby also announced the Foundation’s first initiative, the Graham Slam, to be held this July 8th and 9th at Saskatoon’s Riverside Country Club. The Graham Slam will combine entertainment, music and golf to provide a memorable charity event experience.
The inaugural Graham Slam will partner with the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is a provincial charity dedicated to raising funds for the enhancement of children’s healthcare, and the creation of the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is one of only two provinces in Canada that does not have a dedicated children’s hospital.
“The Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan is thrilled to be the charity recipient of the first Graham Slam event. We congratulate Graham and Ruby DeLaet on the launch of their Foundation, and for thinking of the children and families of Saskatchewan through their contribution to the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. What a wonderful way to give back to the province where Graham was born and raised,” stated Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Those interested in becoming involved with the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation or the Graham Slam event can contact Amy Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.