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September 21, 2016 | Community, YEG News Releases

(EDMONTON, AB) – The Edmonton Region came together with local, national and international companies to raise $175,000 at the Sixth Annual EIA Charity Golf Classic, for a six year total of $795,000.

For more than a decade, EIA has been a key supporter of Youth Empowerment and Support Service ( Through the generosity of its partners, EIA is able to extend its support to two additional charities: Riseup Society Alberta ( and the Leduc and District Food Bank ( Seventy per cent of the funds raised by the EIA Charity Golf Classic directly support YESS, while Riseup Society and the Leduc and District Food Bank each receive 15 per cent.

“It is especially important in challenging economic times that friends come together to help people in need in our community. We are very grateful for the generosity of everyone who supported this event,” said Tom Ruth, EIA President and CEO.

This year`s platinum sponsor was Pattison Outdoor Advertising. Gold sponsors were Canadian Helicopters, Cowan Imaging Group, Dufferin Construction, the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel, Panattoni Development, Aurora Jet Partners, The Sawridge Group of Companies and York Realty Inc. Other major sponsors included CTV, Delta Airlines, GruvPix, JGR Communications, WSP/MMM Group, Impark, PCL Construction, RedTail Landing Golf Club, Capital Taxi, 24-7 Taxi Line, Ellis Don, HMS Host and Rosenau Transport Ltd. Airline Partners included Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Canadian North, Delta Airlines, Sunwing, Transat and WestJet.

For photos, contact Chris Chodan, as per below.