CHARLOTTE – The Wells Fargo Championship, on behalf of Champions for Education, announced Oct. 20 more than $1.5 million in donations to area organizations.
In the past 16 years, Champions for Education has contributed $22 million to charity.
As a result of the 2018 tournament, Champions for Education is making individual donations to three organizations: Levine Children’s Hospital ($250,000), The First Tee of Greater Charlotte ($100,000) and Teach For America Charlotte ($100,000).
The Wells Fargo Championship is also donating $100,000 to Foundation for the Carolina’s Hurricane Response Fund.
Also, $650,000 is already allocated to organizations that supported the event throughout the year or during tournament week.
The remaining funds of nearly $350,000 will be distributed monthly leading up to the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.
“One of the key reasons this tournament has been special from the beginning is the people who want to be involved each year,” Tournament Director Gary Sobba said. “There are a lot of kind and unselfish people who share their time and energy to help this tournament make a positive impact in Charlotte and around the region. With support from Wells Fargo, our corporate partners, volunteers, members of the Quail Hollow Club and our loyal fans, we are grateful we can continue to make an impact on other people’s lives either through awareness or financial assistance.”
Leading up to the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship, tournament staff will donate time and resources to projects around Charlotte.