David Hearn Foundation Kia grant applications now open

Canadian PGA golfer David Hearn along with Kia Canada Inc. are teaming up to battle Alzheimer’s disease once again this year.

In 2015, Hearn, 38, launched his Foundation focusing on supporting the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The Foundation aims to increase awareness, improve care for those in need, and reducing the impact of the disease by raising funds and providing services to individuals and families.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 grant program with assistance from Kia Canada. The program is open to all junior golfers in Canada. The two winners will receive $4,500 each to contribute to an Alzheimer Society of their choice. The two recipients will also be invited to play in the 2018 David Hearn Foundation Charity Classic in Brantford, Ont. and $500 to spend at Golftown. Besides being a Canadian resident, applicants must be under 18-years-old on July 30, enrolled in school, and involved in the sport of golf including a junior program, member of a course, taking lessons or attending a camp. There is an essay portion of the application as well asking entrants to explain why they should be chosen to support a certain Alzheimer’s Society chapter.

The deadline to apply is June 19, the winners will be chosen on July 4 and announced on July 6. Applications can be downloaded here.