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Donations from the event have impacted charities around the world
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 also has 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 and captains’ assistants hailing from dozens of countries, their donations have positively impacted a variety of charitable causes around the world. From funding for teachers and facilities in earthquake-ravaged Haiti to support for programs that bring golf to the disabled in South Africa; from providing school lunches for underprivileged children in Korea to awarding scholarships for children of fallen California firefighters; from helping to upgrade a Ronald McDonald House in Florida, to doing the same for a facility on the other side of the world 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.
In addition, the PGA TOUR makes donations to growth-of-the-game initiatives and charities in areas where the Presidents Cup has been hosted, such as South African Golf Development following the 2003 event; the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal in Queensland and New Zealand Earthquake disaster as part of the 2011 Presidents Cup in Australia; to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 2013; and to the establishment of The First Tee Korea after the 2015 event. This commitment to the local community ensures that the impact of the Presidents Cup is felt long after the last putt drops.
In total, more than US$38.4 million has been distributed to more than 450 charities in 15 countries since the inception of the Presidents Cup in 1994, including a record-setting US$6 million from the 2015 event alone.
More profound than dollar figures, however, are the emotions expressed in the following thank-you notes, photos and testimonials, which do more to tell the story of the Presidents Cup than any final score or trophy shot ever could.
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