Riseup - The Leduc Riseup House was one of three recipients of the annual Edmonton International Airport Charity Golf Classic

Riseup - The Leduc Riseup House was one of three recipients of the annual Edmonton International Airport Charity Golf Classic

Edmonton International Airport raises $200,000 for charity

Edmonton International Airport's annual charity golf classic raised $200,000 for three community charities.

Edmonton International Airport’s annual charity golf classic raised $200,000 for three community charities.

Heather Hamilton, director of communications with the Edmonton International Airport, says when the dust settled the golf charity had brought in approximately $195,000. “The airport topped it up. We were so close.”

Each year the classic raises funds for the Youth Empowerment and Support Services, Riseup House and the Leduc and District Food Bank.

Hamilton says 70 per cent of the funds go to the Youth Empowerment and Support Services and the remaining 30 per cent is split equally between the other two organizations.

The Youth Empowerment and Support Services was the original group the classic focused on but it grew so large it was able to expand its reach.

Sponsors and companies totaled 70 and 185 golfers came out to support the event. “Full house on the golfers. We sold out on the dinner too,” said Hamilton.

“It’s just really great support from the community and a lot of fun too,” she added.