Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson Announces 2021 Charitable Donation
Inaugural PGA TOUR Champions event generates more than $800,000 for North St. Louis County Charities
LOUIS (Oct. 20, 2021) – Tournament Officials announced today, during a special event at Norwood Hills Country Club honoring their charity partners, that last month’s inaugural playing of the Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson raised more than $800,000 for charitable organizations in North St. Louis County and beyond. The total includes $200,000 for each of the tournament’s primary beneficiaries, Marygrove, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL), and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis (ULMSTL).
Additionally, First Tee of Greater St. Louis and PGA REACH Gateway¾the two benefiting charities of the tournament’s Legends Charity Challenge presented by World Wide Technology¾were recognized during today’s ceremony. Each were presented with a donation in the amount of $30,000 as a result of the exhibition match held on Saturday, Sept. 11, featuring Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Ozzie Smith, Craig Berube, and special guest Hale Irwin.
“The goal of the tournament from day one has always been about economic growth and charitable investment in North St. Louis County, and, to become one of the most charitable tournaments on the PGA TOUR Champions,” said Nick Ragone, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Ascension. “We are thrilled¾but not surprised¾at how St. Louis fans and the corporate community again showed the rest of the nation why our region is so unique and so special.”
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