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.
The “Every Day. Everywhere. Every Drop Counts.” program drives people to share the everyday ways they can save water via Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #ToroGives. Individuals will also vote for, and nominate, nonprofits to receive $30,000 in grants.
The 11th annual Shadow Wood Golf Tournament at the Bonita Springs, Fla., club benefits multiple supporting charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Café of Life, the Interfaith Charities of South Lee Food Pantry, and more. A pair of tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards that sold for $5,000 was one of the top auction items at the evening banquet, which included live and silent auctions, and a raffle that raised more than $100,000 alone.
The owner-operator’s 2013 Charity Classic events raised the funds for more than 100 charitable organizations, spanning 125 clubs and nearly 14,000 individual participants. The annual philanthropic efforts showed a 10 percent increase over the previous year’s event total.
Traditions Club gained worldwide notoriety with its 39,201.8-cu.-sq.-ft., Guinness-world-record-setting gingerbread house.
As part of an hour-long year-in-review report, “Reaching Up, Reaching Out” will spotlight club professionals including Bob Beach of Braintree (Mass.) Municipal GC and Brad Parker of Patriots Point Links.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and its partnering associations of the Golf Industry Show are teaming up with New Orleans Habitat for Humanity to host a series of workdays before the trade show opens to help build homes in some of New Orleans’ most devastated areas. The workdays will be Tuesday, Feb.…