Step Up 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cameco had to reimagine our annual charity golf event. Instead of holding a traditional golf tournament, from September 19 to October 31, Cameco partnered with Dalewood Golf Club to offer the Cameco Charity Golf Package, a socially-distanced alternative to a traditional one-day golf tournament fundraising event.
Cameco matched a portion of all player registration fees and matched all sponsorships at 100 per cent to raise a grand total of $38,118.39.
An additional $5,381 was raised from employee fundraisers and other donations, bringing the total to $43,500.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Cameco did not host its Step Up for Mental Health 5K fun run/walk event in Ontario.
“COVID-19 has presented many challenges for us and for other fundraising events this year, but our local community really stepped up by participating in the Cameco Charity Golf Package,” said Dale Clark, vice president of Cameco’s Fuel Services Division. “We couldn’t have done this without the strong community support and our very generous sponsors.”
“Mental health services are so important to our community at all times, but especially this year with the COVID-19 pandemic having such a large impact on so many,” said Clark. “Funding mental health initiatives is essential to helping make sure the resources and supports are available to those in our community who need it.”
The Cameco Fund for Mental Health was established through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. Applications for funding was adjudicated by a panel that included local mental health professionals and representatives from Cameco. The grant program was open to registered charities, nonprofits, and organized groups. All funds were disbursed to organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health in Northumberland County.
Even though we couldn't be in the same place, we could still come together for mental health.