-CJGA Junior to receive Exemption into Cape Breton Celtic Classic; Special Gifting at Cabot Links-

Richmond Hill, Ont. (May 5, 2015) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce today it has reached a partnership agreement with the Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial, the 11th tour stop on the PGA TOUR Canada schedule. The 2015 event will take place from September 7th to September 13th at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, N.S.

The partnership has multiple elements, most notably a tournament exemption for a CJGA member directly into the PGA TOUR Canada event. Juniors vying for the spot will compete in a three event junior series, accumulating points at each stop, in line with the CJGA National Order of Merit points structure. The junior to accumulate the most points over the series of events will be awarded with the tournament exemption.

Qualifying Events:

CJGA Junior at Cabot Links, May 23-24

CJGA Nike Golf Junior Series at Northumberland, May 30-31

CJGA Atlantic Junior Championship, August 17-18

The exemption will be awarded on August 18th at the conclusion of the CJGA Junior Atlantic Championship at Oakfield Golf & Country Club.

The second level of the partnership will see all participants playing in the CJGA Junior at Cabot Links with two complimentary daily passes to the Cape Breton Celtic Classic. On top of that, the Cape Breton Celtic Classic will host up to eight juniors on Saturday of tournament week, September 12th, for a private dining experience on-site in The Lakes clubhouse with a PGA TOUR Canada professional.

The four division winners of the CJGA Junior at Cabot Links will receive invitations while the remaining four invitations will be awarded by random draw to the rest of the participants in the event.

“The CJGA is delighted to partner with the Cape Breton Celtic Classic to provide juniors with such a unique opportunity,” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer of the CJGA. “Whether they take advantage of the complimentary tickets or are the deserving winner to play in the event, partnering with this premier tournament will give our members the opportunity to see golf’s next generation up close and personal come September. Hopefully, this will inspire them to dream big and work hard to achieve their golfing dream.”

“We are pleased to partner with the CJGA.  Seeing kids compete at an early age is a great way to grow the game and grow the next generation of great Canadian golfers.  We look forward to being part of this exciting competition,” said Kelly Dixon, Tournament Director.

About the Cape Breton Celtic Classic

The 2015 Cape Breton Celtic Classic presented by PC Financial will take place from September 7th to September 13th at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This event will be an unmatched experience, with the world’s top up and coming golf professionals converging on Cape Breton for the week. As one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year on PGA TOUR Canada, this will be a memorable week of golf, celebration and fun.

About PGA TOUR Canada

PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

Online: PGATOUR.COM/Canada

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About the Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit cjga.com

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

For more information:
Brad Parkins
Chief Operations Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association
1-877-508-1069 x 221