The Presidents Cup has grown from little more than an idea in the early 1990s to one of the most anticipated events on golf's global calendar. Along the way, this world-class competition has not only brought together the game's best but has also as established itself as an event that stands for international goodwill and a positive, charitable impact across the globe. Unlike most sporting events, players are not paid for their participation in the Presidents Cup; there is no purse or prize money. Instead, each competitor designates charities or golf-related projects of his choice to receive a portion of the funds raised through the staging of each Presidents Cup. With players, captains, captains' assistants and Junior Presidents Cup captains hailing from dozens of countries, their donations have positively impacted a variety of charitable causes around the world. From providing medical care for neglected animals in Greenville, South Carolina, to school lunches for underprivileged children in South Korea; from scholarships for children of fallen California firefighters to addiction recovery programs in Australia -- these are but a few examples of the myriad ways those involved in the Presidents Cup have been able to affect change in their communities, home countries and globally.
Over the past 25 years, the Presidents Cup has impacted more than 460 charities in 18 countries worldwide. But more compelling than numbers and dollar figures are the stories from those whose lives have been touched by the generosity of the event's participants.
As the Presidents Cup shifts to the Southeastern United States for the first time in 2022 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, three organizations in North Carolina were designated by 2019 U.S. Team Member Webb Simpson: The Oaks Charlotte, Wake Forest University Athletics and Carolina Golf Foundation.