In 2016, the company’s major philanthropic effort raised $3,053,312 that will benefit over 100 national and charitable organizations, including Augie’s Quest and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation. The Charity Classic has raised more than $20.3 million since its inception in 2007.
ClubCorp has announced that through its Charity Classic events, the company raised $3,053,312 in 2016, breaking its previous all-time fundraising record set in 2015.
The Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major philanthropic effort benefiting over 100 national and local charitable organizations, has now raised more than $20.3 million since its inception in 2007.
Across the U.S. throughout much of 2016, nearly 15,000 people participated in more than 160 ClubCorp clubs open-to-the-public Charity Classic events. The events, consisting of golf and tennis tournaments, concerts, galas, auctions, 5K runs and unique dining experiences, all benefited the following non-profits:
- Augie’s Quest, an aggressive fundraising effort focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS by supporting the work of the ALS Therapy Development Institute
- ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.), a 501(c)3 fund established to help Employee Partners of ClubCorp’s family of clubs in need of financial assistance in times of crisis
- More than 100 national and local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Wounded Warrior Project and The First Tee
“The Charity Classic has reached this $20 million milestone because of the hard work and dedication of our clubs, their members and employee partners and those in their communities who come together each year to support these very important causes,” said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp CEO. “I am so proud of what the Charity Classic has become and would like to thank every participant for their support.”
“The partnership between Augie’s Quest and ClubCorp continues to exceed expectations,” said Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest. “Each club’s team works tirelessly on the events and we are so grateful for the continued support.”
The official date for the upcoming 11th annual ClubCorp Charity Classic event is September 29, 2017, with events throughout the country to be held from February through November. For more information on the ClubCorp Charity Classic, visit www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.