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Hub International Charity Golf Tournament: Five years of helping Breakfast for Learning reduce child hunger

How a round of golf ensures more than 10,000 children are ready to learn
After a successful day on the golf course, HUB International representatives present Breakfast for Learning with a cheque for $47,000 raised in the 2014 HUB International Insurance Broker’s Charity Golf Tournament.
Sponsored by Hub International Insurance Brokers and Breakfast for Learning

HUB International Insurance Brokers understand what it means to be good corporate citizens. For the past five years, Larry Jacquard has been putting this philosophy into action each June by hosting an annual charity golf tournament in Yellowknife. Since 2011, the HUB International Insurance Broker’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $150,000 for Breakfast for Learning; helping the charity support school breakfast, lunch and snack programs throughout the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The need for these vital school nutrition programs is significant. In Canada, one million children face hunger every year. Lack of proper nourishment increases a child’s health risks and undernourished children often struggle while at school. In the Northwest Territories, 20.3 percent of children live in food insecure households and in Nunavut the number reaches 56.5 per cent. Breakfast for Learning, a charity dedicated to helping start and sustain breakfast and lunch programs across Canada, understands that children who are well nourished perform better in school and have the best chance to realize their full potential. Simply put, it is hard to learn when you are hungry.

Breakfast for Learning addresses the issue of child hunger by providing schools with access to:

  • Student Nutrition Program Grants: Funding towards breakfast, lunch and snack programs in high-needs schools.
  • Equipment Grants: Funding for appliances to help meet the demands of feeding large groups of children.
  • Program Development: Support to ensure programs have the tools and resources needed to run quality, sustainable programs.

As Canada’s longest running national charity dedicated to child nutrition programs, Breakfast for Learning has been funding breakfast, lunch and snack programs in schools for 22 years. Since 1992, with the help of generous corporate citizens such as HUB International, Breakfast for Learning has helped provide over 510 million meals, nourishing more than 3.4 million children and youth in all 10 provinces and 3 territories. The HUB International Insurance Broker’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament has been a key fundraising event in the region, which has helped Breakfast for Learning ensure students have access to healthy food while at school.

Breakfast for Learning is proud of the support they have been able to provide schools in the NWT and Nunavut during the 2014-15 school year. With HUB International’s support along with the support of other regional donors, Breakfast for Learning:

  • Provided direct funding to 59 schools throughout NWT and NU
  • Helped ensure over 10,000 students had access to nourishing meals and snacks while at school

For more information on how you can help Breakfast for Learning ensure all children are well nourished and ready to learn, click here.

Participate in HUB International Insurance Broker’s Charity Golf Tournament’s Success

The HUB International Insurance Broker’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament is a tremendous opportunity to spend a relaxing day on the golf course with friends, and all for a good cause. The tournament provides participants with an exciting day of golf, great food and the chance to win terrific prizes. Thanks to the generous support of local businesses and individuals, the day is capped off with a silent auction that is the pinnacle of the tournament, raising thousands of dollars for charity as the golfers vie for dozens of fabulous auction items.

To participate or to learn more about how you can support the 5th Annual HUB International Insurance Broker’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Yellowknife, contact: Larry Jacquard 403-301-4793 or by email: Larry.Jacquard@hubinternational.com. This year’s tournament will support Breakfast for Learning funded programs in the Northwest Territories.

 

Above and below: Happy participants celebrate at the 2014 HUB International Insurance Broker’s Charity Golf Tournament.

 Larry Jacquard, Trevor Kasteel (Platinum Sponsor) and Mike Olson (First Air)  at First Air offices for the 2014 HUB International Insurance Broker’s Charity Golf Tournament.