Cary, North Carolina
The host charity of the SAS Championship is the YMCA of the Triangle and in the 14 years of the event, $3.8 million has been donated to area youth educational initiatives. Since the SAS Championship began supporting the YMCA of the Triangle’s academic programs five years ago, over 6,000 students have taken part in the programs and the tournament annually contributes the single-largest donation to the Y Learning Program which is fully funded by community donations.
- Y Learning, a standardized tutorial program, is for students in grades K-8 who struggle to reach school-system benchmarks
- Most Y Learning students lack financial and educational support at home
- Nearly 20 percent of the students in the Y Learning Program are able to participate due to the SAS Championship donation