Kia ambassador and PGA Tour golfer David Hearn announced the two winners of the 2018 The David Hearn Foundation Kia Grant.
The winners are Brooke Frerichs from Calgary, Alta. and Sam Kimball (18 years old) from Lahave, N.S.
The Grant was launched in 2017 as a joint initiative between Kia Canada and Hearn to encourage and enable junior golfers across Canada to give back to their communities by recognizing their local Alzheimer Society organization. Both Frerichs and Kimball will be awarded with $4,500 to direct to their respective organizations to assist with the implementation of programs and services.
Frerichs, a junior golfer at Glencoe Golf & Country Club, and Kimball of Osprey Ridge Golf Course, will both be brought in to take part in The David Hearn Foundation Charity Classic at Brantford Golf & Country Club on July 30, and will be formally recognized by Hearn and Kia executives during the event’s evening reception.
“Brooke and Sam demonstrate all that the sport has to offer,” said Hearn. “Both young golfers show incredible promise on and off the course. I look forward to meeting Brooke and Sam later this month, and watching as they continue to have a positive impact in golf and in their communities for years to come.”
“Kia Canada is proud to work with David Hearn and The David Hearn Foundation to recognize young Canadians who go above and beyond in their efforts at improving the communities we all live in,” said Ted Lancaster, vice-president and chief operating officer, Kia Canada. “Creating a better Canada starts with the youth of this country and these young golfers should all be very proud of the work they put in, both on the course and in their local neighbourhoods.”