Chrysler Classic of Greensboro and Greensboro Jaycees Announce $25,000 donation to Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, in conjunction with the Greensboro Jaycees Charitable Foundation, announced today that they have made a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist their Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
“Like most people across the nation, we have been saddened by the images of the destruction suffered by the citizens of the Gulf Coast states as a result of Hurricane Katrina,” Justin Conrad, General Chairman of the 2005 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro said. “In addition to the contribution we are making today, we will soon announce further initiatives that will engage our players and fans in the fundraising efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims, in hopes of aiding relief efforts in the region.”
The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, like all PGA TOUR events, distributes its clear proceeds to 501 (C)(3) charities. Through the Greensboro Jaycees Charitable Foundation, the tournament contributed $600,000 to charity in 2004 and expects to deliver $700,000 in contributions after this year’s event. The Jaycees, which stages the Chrysler Classic, began its own relief efforts last week by activating its “Masters of Disasters” project among its members. The effort will collect items and financial aid and organize a blood drive to assist Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Members of the public wishing to drop off essential items for the relief efforts may bring them to the Jaycees offices at 401 N. Greene St. in downtown Greensboro. A caravan of Jaycees volunteers will truck the collected items to the affected states this weekend.
“Our mission has always been to work together to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Gene Shanks, president of the Greensboro Jaycees. “We feel it is our duty to pool our resources and do whatever possible to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina.”
The 2005 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is set for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2005 at Forest Oaks Country Cub in Greensboro, N.C. This year’s tournament marks the 10th anniversary of Chrysler’s title sponsorship and thanks VF Corporation and Harris Teeter for increasing their involvement to the Premier Partner level. Tickets are available at the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. Additional tournament information is available at

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