GREENSBORO, N.C. – – The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, in conjunction with the Greensboro Jaycees Charitable Foundation, has surpassed its goal for charitable contributions. The official PGA TOUR event will donate $842,000 to local and statewide charities through the proceeds of the 2005 tournament, easily eclipsing the tournament’s $700,000 goal.
“The 2005 Chrysler Classic was an important event for many reasons,” Tournament Director Mark Brazil said. “We had great support from the Piedmont Triad community in both sponsorship and attendance. Charity is the PGA TOUR’s No. 1 priority, and we are proud to be able to increase our charitable contributions so significantly.”
The last five years have seen consistent growth in Chrysler Classic charitable contributions. The tournament donated $620,000 following the 2004 event, $438,000 in ‘03, $220,000 in ‘02, and $112,000 went to local charities following the ‘01 tournament.
The Chrysler Classic, like all other official PGA TOUR events, donates a substantial portion of its net proceeds to charity. The following charities are among the more than 80 Chrysler Classic charitable organizations that benefited from the 2005 tournament:
▪ American Junior Golf Association’s Ace Grant Program
▪ American Red Cross Katrina Relief Fund
▪ Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina
▪ International Civil Rights Museum
▪ Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central North Carolina
▪ North Carolina Amateur Sports
▪ North Carolina Jaycees Burn Center
▪ RP Foundation Fighting Blindness
▪ Second Harvest Food Bank of North Carolina
▪ Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center
▪ Victory Junction Gang Camp
The 2006 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is set for Oct. 2-8 at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Additional tournament information is available at www.chryslerclassic.org or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.