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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.

"The Presidents Cup provides a unique opportunity for participants to donate to causes that are close to their hearts, and the results are something we will continue to acknowledge and celebrate long after the final putt is holed at Quail Hollow in 2022." - Adam Sperling 

In total, 18 organizations in the Carolinas have benefitted from Presidents Cup donations by Tim Clark, Brendon de Jonge, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Jay Haas and Simpson:

Barbara Stone Foundation
Carolina Golf Foundation
Christ Church Episcopal School
Clemson University Foundation
Clemson University Tiger Golf Gathering Foundation
Duke Cancer Institute – Office of Development
GHS Office of Philanthropy & Partnership
Greenville Health System
Greenville Humane Society
March Forth with Hope Foundation
North Carolina State – Student Aid Association
Susan G. Komen Foundation
The Blade Junior Golf
The Oaks School
UNC Medical School Foundation/Cystic Fibrosis-Pulmonary Diseases & Treatment Center
United Way of Greenville, SC
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University Athletics

It's often said that the Presidents Cup represents all that is good about the game of golf: sportsmanship, international goodwill and friendly competition. When a sporting event is contested within this framework, there are only winners -- on and off the golf course -- no matter what the outcome of the competition.

2019 EVENT CREATES $5.3 MILLION IN CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

2019 EVENT CREATES $5.3 MILLION IN CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

Following a historic 2019 Presidents Cup at the famed Royal Melbourne Golf Club, officials announced a charitable amount of $5.3 million donated to local, national and international charities. The event has now generated more than $54.4 million globally since 1994.

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