Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) will be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser to help kids affected by cancer to experience the great outdoors.
According to a press release, the “Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament will be held in Billings (Montana) this September 12 at The Briarwood Country Club.
The event will feature interactive holes designed to mimic activities kids might enjoy at summer camp, bringing the fun and laughter of camp into the golf experience.
“It’s exciting to bring awareness of Care Camps to the Billings area through this tournament,” said Toby O’Rourke, CEO and president of Kampgrounds of America, Inc.
I had the unique experience of visiting Camp Braveheart, an oncology camp located near Bozeman, Mont., and seeing the impact and magic Care Camps has firsthand. The outdoors has such a positive effect on these children and their families and it’s humbling to be a part of that.”
Since 1984, KOA, along with its franchisees has contributed $16.9 million to Care Camps, a non-profit that assists in sending children who have been affected by cancer as well as their families to special oncology camps. KOA has been Care Camps’ largest donor since it was founded by KOA campground owners 38 years ago.
“Our support of Care Camps allows us to extend the healing power of the outdoors to a group that needs it most,” said O’Rourke.
“Through our corporate and franchisee donations, and the generosity of our campers, we can make a real impact for kids and their families across the U.S. and Canada facing the reality of cancer.
KOA donates one dollar from every sale of its KOA Rewards rewards loyalty program to Care Camps.
KOA and its franchisees’ generosity has brought the healing power of the outdoors to countless children facing cancer and their families,” said Jennifer Mercer, director of development for Care Camps.
“KOA has not only been Care Camps’ largest donor, but they have also been incredible ambassadors for the cause. Thanks to KOA’s support, kids with cancer can forget about the chemo, the radiation, and all the hard stuff and just be kids again.”