A southeast Saskatchewan youth has been recognized for his commitment to philanthropy.
Gage Goetz was recognized with a National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Youth Philanthropist Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) South Saskatchewan. He was one of three from southern Saskatchewan presented with the award.
Nominated by the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, he is described as an “amazing 10-year-old,” who, at four days old, was diagnosed with a heart condition and has undergone two heart surgeries.
He is a 4-H kid who, in 2019, decided to raffle off a steer with the proceeds going to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. The steer and other items raised more than $30,000. He has continued his relationship with the foundation as an ambassador.
Gage and his family – mother Tammi, father Trevor, sister Cosey and brother Owen – have been named a miracle family for the foundation’s Radiothon fundraiser.
They continue to raise money for Saskatchewan sick kids.
Due to the nature of how people can gather this year, AFP has adapted from a one-day luncheon to a week-long virtual celebration. From Nov. 15-22, 28 incredible organizations and individuals were celebrated through a series of videos on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
The 19th annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards, presented by DCG Philanthropic Services Inc., honoured the generosity of individuals and organizations across Southern Saskatchewan.