Friday, October 2
CONVERSATION WITH GOLF’S GREATS SHINES BRIGHT LIGHT ON DAY OF GIVING FOR THE ASCENSION CHARITY CLASSIC PRESENTED BY EMERSON
Tournament donates $225,000 in support of North St. Louis County communities and Ascension Charity Classic charities
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ST. LOUIS – The Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson yesterday officially kicked off its countdown to the inaugural tournament, that will now be contested September 6¾12, 2021, by hosting a round of golf at the tournament’s host venue, Norwood Hills Golf and Country Club, and a special virtual conversation with golf legends, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Hale Irwin, moderated by PGA TOUR Champions professional and Ascension Ambassador Billy Andrade. The exclusive chat was also available for select guests via a virtual livestream option.
“It is such a privilege to be a part of an event that is positively impacting St. Louis and north county in my home state of Missouri,” said Tom Watson. “I’m excited to see professional golf return to a region that is filled with passionate, dedicated fans with a history of charity giving and community engagement.”
During the day of celebration, the Ascension Charity Classic announced a $225,000 donation in support of North St. Louis County communities, with $75,000 given to each of the tournament’s three primary beneficiaries, Marygrove, a residential treatment and support facility for children and teens struggling with debilitating emotional and behavioral issues resulting from abuse, neglect and other trauma; the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis; and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis.
“While we’re disappointed that we had to postpone the inaugural Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson, we’re delighted that we were still able to deliver charitable donations to our three primary beneficiaries,” said Nick Ragone, Ascension Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. “The St. Louis community has rallied around this event and understands the impact it will have on north county for years to come. We’re already planning for a spectacular inaugural event in September of 2021!”