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  • Shaw’s donation will support more than 230 charities in Alberta that benefit from the Shaw Charity Classic’s charitable program, “Shaw Birdies for Kids”
  • The Shaw Charity Classic, the PGA TOUR Champions’ only Canadian event, has raised over $61 million dollars for children and youth charities since 2013
  • The company is also donating $150,000 to match donations made through the Chip in for Kids text-to-donate program
  • Shaw is a leading Canadian telecommunications company
  • Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR.B) is up 0.76 per cent, trading at C$36.35 per share at 1:15 pm ET

Shaw Communications (SJR.B) continues supporting children and youth in Alberta through the charitable platform of the Shaw Charity Classic.

Shaw’s $1 million donation will support more than 230 charities in Alberta that benefit from the tournament’s charitable program, Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink.

Brad Shaw, Executive Chair and CEO, Shaw Communications Inc. commented on the event.

“The excitement and energy is returning to Calgary as we prepare for this year’s Shaw Charity Classic, but it’s important to remember that charitable organizations are still reeling from the impacts of the pandemic and need our support more than ever. Charity always has been and will continue to be at the heart of the Shaw Charity Classic. This donation will help continue the tournament’s legacy of giving and support the organizations that work every day to improve the lives of kids and youth in our communities.”

Since 2013, the Shaw Charity Classic, the PGA TOUR Champions’ only Canadian event, has raised over $61 million dollars for children and youth charities.

“Our goal from day one for the Shaw Charity Classic was to bring a family-friendly professional sporting event to Calgary to support the many incredible children’s charities in our community,” said Sean Van Kesteren, executive director, Shaw Charity Classic.

“We are incredibly grateful and inspired by everything our community has accomplished together since 2013. Shaw has led the way in helping us achieve our goal to improve the lives of as many kids as we can in Alberta. This generous donation is further proof we are all committed to building on our legacy of giving through this important event in our community.”

Shaw’s $1 million donation is in addition to the company’s previous commitment of $150,000 to match donations made through the Chip in for Kids text-to-donate program, which allows Albertans to easily support the Shaw Charity Classic’s participating charities by texting KIDS to 30333. Donations are matched dollar for dollar by Shaw — doubling the impact of each contribution. 

The Shaw Charity Classic presented by Suncor returns to Calgary this summer for the first time since 2019 from August 11-15.

Shaw is a leading Canadian telecommunications company. The Wireline division consists of Consumer and Business Services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone, and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE data services.

Shaw Communications Inc. (SJR.B) is up 0.76 per cent, trading at C$36.35 per share at 1:15 pm ET.

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