CHARLOTTE – The Wells Fargo Championship, on behalf of Champions for Education, has raised nearly $1.9 million in donations to Charlotte-area organizations.
As a result of the 2019 tournament, Champions for Education is making donations to three charities: Levine Children’s Hospital ($250,000), The First Tee of Greater Charlotte ($100,000) and Teach For America Charlotte ($100,000).
Levine Children’s Hospital was one of five finalists for the PGA TOUR Charity of The Year and will receive an additional $5,000 donation from the TOUR for this honor.
In addition, tournament staff has visited 14 pre-determined worthwhile organizations in the Charlotte area since May 2018, sharing money and volunteer time. Organizers say staff will continue to distribute time and money monthly leading up to the 2020 Wells Fargo Championship.
Champions for Education has contributed over $24 million to charities in the past 17 years.
“Since 2003, the people who have been involved with the golf tournament have shared a passion to make this a special event,” 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.”