By Tim Saunders on
Kevin Costner is set to take part in the inaugural Mike Weir Charity Classic, a charity golf tournament in July.
The actor will join a host of famous faces at the event, including Steve Nash, Tom Cochrane, George Lopez and many more. To be held on July 20 at Glen Abbey Golf Club, three days prior to the start of the RBC Canadian Open, all proceeds will go to charities benefiting from the Mike Weir Foundation. Costner’s band, Modern West, will also perform as part of the event.
The Mike Weir Foundation was established by Canadian golfer Mike Weir to advance the physical, emotional and educational welfare of children.
“Since inception and through the support of our generous sponsors and donors we are proud to report that over $5 million has been raised for children’s wellness with over $3 million of support being provided for children’s health care and related causes,” said Weir. "We recently committed $250,000 towards children’s mental health initiatives across Canada. Numerous local and national children’s charities have received support from The Mike Weir Foundation. Beyond direct contributions, the Foundation also helps charities raise money through its Weir Golf Memorabilia program which helps charities obtain auction items for fundraising purposes.
“In 2007, The Foundation created The Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids to help generate funds for The Children’s Miracle Network and its 14 children’s hospital members in Canada. These hospitals provide critical care, research and education and treat over 2.6 million children each year. The Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids is one of the largest golf fundraisers in Canada and has already generated almost $2 million towards its goal.”
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