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For(e) A Good Cause: Foundation Sets Date for Golf Tourney

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  • Post last modified:August 5, 2015

Help us swing into the new school year with the sixth-annual fall golf tournament of the Canyons Education Foundation. The Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 event will be at the River Oaks Golf Course, 9300 Riverside Dr., Sandy.

The Foundation, the fund-raising arm of Canyons District, organizes the tourney every year to pay for innovative classroom activities; support the District’s initiatives in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics; and provide scholarship opportunities to deserving and low-income students. 

Because of generous tournament participation in the past, the Canyons Education Foundation has been able to raise more than $300,000 that is given to teachers in the form of Innovation Grants. Teachers are encouraged each year to apply for the grants so they can implement creative and evidence-based approaches to education in their classrooms. Last year alone, the Foundation gave $90,000 to CSD teachers as part of the Innovation Grant program.  

“For six years, the community has really stepped up on the green to help us raise funds for our students and teachers,” said Scott Harper, Development Officer for the Canyons Education Foundation.  “So many students in our District have benefited from the generosity of our business and community partners who participate in the golf tournament.  Not only is it a good cause but it’s a lot of fun, too.” 

The two major sponsors of this year’s event are VLCM and Hogan Construction. Other sponsorship levels, including the lunch sponsor and hole sponsors, are available. Questions?  Call the Foundation at 801-826-5171.