2013 Wells Fargo Championship raises $1.2 million for charity
October 23, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C.— On behalf of Champions for Education, the Wells Fargo Championship announced today over $1.2 million in donations to designated local charitable organizations.
Champions for Education is the non-profit organization which manages and operates the Wells Fargo Championship, Charlotte’s premier PGA TOUR event.
As a result of the 2013 tournament, Champions for Education contributed $500,000 to Teach For America Charlotte, the tournament’s primary beneficiary. The remaining funds were distributed to Levine’s Children’s Hospital, Charlotte-Mecklenburg YMCA, the First Tee of Charlotte and other Charlotte-area organizations that provided support to the tournament either throughout the year or during tournament week. These included educational foundations, youth organizations, outreach programs and relief efforts.
“The Wells Fargo Championship has provided incredible support for expanding educational opportunity in Charlotte,” said Tim Hurley, executive director of Teach For America in Charlotte, “This longstanding investment has improved the lives of tens of thousands of children and families. We are honored to have partnered with Wells Fargo for more than a decade and look forward to the continued impact and expanded horizons their support will make possible in the years ahead.”
In the past eleven years, Champions for Education has contributed over $16 million to charitable organizations.
"Wells Fargo remains committed to making a real difference in the communities where we live and work," said Kendall Alley, Wells Fargo Regional President in Charlotte. "Through our sponsorship of the Wells Fargo Championship, we've been able to support the important work of numerous local organizations. Our goal is to help build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference."
“The positive impact we are able to make in Charlotte and around the region is a direct result of the efforts of people who are willing to share their time and energy,” said Kym Hougham, Executive Director of the Wells Fargo Championship. “With support from Wells Fargo, our corporate partners, volunteers, and loyal fans, we were able to overcome some weather-related issues this year and still provide funds to Charlotte-area organizations and nonprofits.”
Teach For America has been the tournament’s primary charitable beneficiary since 2003. The organization has received over $9 million in tournament proceeds to support its local efforts to expand educational opportunities.
The 2014 Wells Fargo Championship is scheduled for April 28-May 4. For more information, please visit wellsfargochampionship.com.
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