2012 Farmers Insurance Open Raises Over $2 Million for Local Charities
May 3, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- The Century Club of San Diego, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization and the host of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, today announced that over $2 million was generated for San Diego charities through the 2012 tournament, a $300,000 increase over 2011’s total. Over 100 San Diego area charities will benefit including primary beneficiaries San Diego Junior Golf Association, Pro Kids Academy and Monarch School.
Farmers and the Century Club are proud to contribute to the PGA TOUR’s mission of “Together, anything’s possible” which generated over $118 million for community charities this past year.
“The Century Club is committed to maximizing our charitable giving to the San Diego community,” said Tom Monson, president and general chairman for the 2012 tournament. “We are grateful for our community’s continued support of our championship. Engaging the full support of the business community represents our greatest opportunity in the future.”
In its 50-year history as tournament host, the Century Club of San Diego has generated over $24 million for San Diego charities.
Along with the PGA TOUR and title sponsor, Farmers Insurance, charity is at the core of the event’s success. “The Farmers Insurance Open is about much more than just sports. We look at it as another opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Charles Browning, Head of Sponsorships for Farmers. “We love being a part of this great event and are fortunate to have great organizations like The Century Club, the City of San Diego and the PGA TOUR as partners in our charitable giving efforts.”
Farmers is proud to partner with the PGA TOUR and the Century Club by giving back to organizations with a focus on youth and education related initiatives, including the March of Dimes and Blessings in a Backpack. During the week of the Farmers Insurance Open, Farmers hosted a youth clinic featuring TOUR stars Rickie Fowler and Charley Hoffman for Pro Kids Golf and other schools from the San Diego area. And for the second year in a row, Farmers executives and agents stuffed and delivered 500 backpacks to the Doris Miller School in support of Blessings in a Backpack, an organization introduced to them by PGA TOUR player, Justin and his wife, Kate Rose. “Blessings in a Backpack is an amazing organization which helps feed elementary school children on the weekend, leading to increased attendance and better test scores,” said Farmers CEO Jeff Dailey. “Farmers is proud to continue to support a great organization with the same key values as our company.”
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