Syncrude Boreal Open links with college foundation

Jun 12, 2014

When more than 150 PGA TOUR Canada pros tee off at the Fort McMurray Golf Club later this month, they will help student-athletes at Keyano College compete in other sports.

The Keyano College Foundation will benefit as the Syncrude Boreal Open’s partner charity for the next three years.  

“Syncrude and our employees are pleased to get behind the foundation in supporting student athletes,” says CEO Mark Ward. “The money raised at the Syncrude Boreal Open will help them represent Keyano and the community as a whole in their sport.”

Wade Kolmel, the college’s Director of Sport and Student Wellness, appreciates the opportunity to partner with the Syncrude Boreal Open.

“Our athletes are honoured to be the beneficiaries of this generous donation by Syncrude,” says Wade. “At Keyano, we pride ourselves on offering our students an outstanding athletic experience. With this exceptional three-year commitment, we are able to set new standards in program excellence for such sports as basketball, volleyball, soccer, futsal, cross-country running and men's hockey.”

The 2014 Syncrude Boreal Open starts on Thursday, June 19 with more than 150 of the top PGA TOUR Canada pros teeing off in the opening round at the Fort McMurray Golf Club. However, activities will start on Monday, June 16 with qualifying rounds and the Graystone Dental Fort McMurray Kinettes Women’s Clinic. The Aqua Industrial Junior Clinic tees up on Tuesday. For a full schedule of events, go to www.syncrudeborealopen.com  

For further information:
Will Gibson, Syncrude, 780-742-5930