The Emily Brydon Youth Foundation is about children. It is about giving hope and opportunity to them and their families. Sometimes the things that we see as the biggest hurdles and challenges are so insignificant compared to just basic rights of a child. The right to play, laugh, learn, experience and grow. The EBYF is all about creating that opportunity.
Entering our ninth year as a foundation brings me a huge amount of pride, nostalgia and hope. We have been able to grow in leaps and bounds each year, ultimately having a very positive impact on the lives of hundreds of children in the Elk Valley. The foundation has given hope to those less fortunate. Sport has not only introduced many to the wonderful world of play but it has proven to be instrumental in improving behaviour, engagement and report cards. Through the arts we have seen individuals being able to express themselves and influence those around them. The results are tangible. The smiles are a bonus.
The EBYF Golf tournament is the highlight and pinnacle or our year. It is where we are able raise funds to support all the programs throughout the year. It is also where the community, which encompasses people near and far, can really come together and feel that they are as big a part of this foundation as are the recipients. The day is about laughter. Embracing the sense of the ridiculous and ultimately finding the inner child within all of us.
The foundation is 100% committed to making a difference in the Elk Valley by providing opportunity, hope and support to as many youths as possible.
Come out and support a great cause. Wear that costume you have always wanted to but never had the opportunity. Brave the heckler hole and try – just try hitting a golf ball suspended in the air!
See you on the tee box.
Money put back into the community: $260,000
Applications this year: 90 applications to date, including 12 group applications
Number of kids reached: Approximately 600
Activities Include - can you add Violin Camp, Judo, Tennis, Bike Camp, Pre school, Motor cross, Yoga Classes, Adaptive Ski Program, Gymnastics, Ballet, Girl Guides
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