From left: Ingrid Barnes

From left: Ingrid Barnes

Century means five years for Delta Hospital golf tournamnet

Century Group commits $125K over foundation golf tourney.

  • Mar. 9, 2015 4:00 p.m.

Delta Hospital Foundation has announced a new five-year partnership with Century Group as title sponsor of their 16-year annual golf tournament fundraiser.

The newly renamed tournament, Century Group Delta Health Classic, will take place this year on June 18 at Beach Grove Golf Club.

“We are excited to announce this partnership with Century Group and the renaming of the tournament to the Century Group Delta Health Classic,” said Ingrid Barnes, chair of the Delta Hospital Foundation Golf Committee. “This long-term commitment totaling $125,000 is an exciting and substantial investment in our hospital and our community.”

Century Group is a real estate development and property management company that has operated for the past 50 years from South Delta. Century Group has a generous giving history to Delta Hospital Foundation that dates back to 1991.

Since then, the company has donated over $1.8 million in support of capital campaigns, the purchasing of a CT scanner and other medical equipment, contributions towards Delta Hospital’s greatest areas of need, and the foundation’s signature fundraisers the Moonlight Gala and Delta Health Golf Classic.

Century Group President Sean Hodgins sees this commitment to Delta Hospital Foundation as a commitment to the community as a whole.

“Century Group has grown up in Delta and this community is a huge part of who we are as a company,” he said. We are dedicated to being actively involved in Delta and are proud to support the health and heart of the community, Delta Hospital.”

The Century Group Team held their own fundraising golf tournament, the George Hodgins Memorial Golf Tournament, for six years raising funds for Delta Hospital. They then decided to put their time and talents towards the Delta Health Classic as a lead sponsor bringing up to 25 volunteers out on event day to help.

“We love supporting Delta Hospital, especially through golf, so it seemed only natural for us to become Title Sponsor,” said Clarice Walaska, head of the Century Group Donations and Sponsorship Program Committee.

Century Group’s support of the community through their Donations and Sponsorship Program demonstrates exceptional corporate citizenship, and Century has received numerous awards over the years for their contributions.

Through the program, they provide both financial and volunteer support to many local community organizations including the Delta Hospice Society, Delta Chamber of Commerce, Earthwise Society, Tour de Delta, the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club and a wide variety of other organizations and activities.

For more information on how to sponsor or participate in the Century Group Delta Health Classic event, contact Special Events Manager Sharla De Groote at Sharla.degroote@dhfoundation.ca or 604-940-9695 or visit the Century Group Delta Health Classic page at www.dhfoundation.ca

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