Allianz Championship Giving $600,000 Back to the Community
More than $400,000 of the donations going to Boca Raton Regional Hospital and $50,000 to both the Junior Achievement of South Florida and One Summit.
The record donation is more than a 50 percent increase over 2014 ($368,359), pushing the two-year total to more than $1 million to charitable donations.
“It’s truly a testament to the regional business community, spectators, volunteers and the membership at The Old Course of Broken Sound that make this announcement possible,” said Ryan Dillon, Tournament Director for the Allianz Championship. “Over the past four years, we have seen significant increases in our donations that benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital and the many deserving charities in the region.”
The donations to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital are: $200,000 to the General Fund, $150,000 to the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Wellness Center and $52,000 to the Toppel Family Place Neonatal Care Unit.
The Allianz Championship has given the hospital more than $1 million since the tournament moved to Broken Sound in 2007.
“Not only have proceeds from the Allianz Championship supported our mission in a material way,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of the Hospital, “but we have also benefitted from the publicity the Allianz generates and the genuine interest the Champions Tour players have shown in our clinical capabilities and the services we provide to our patients.”
Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw and NBC announcer Gary Koch recently toured the hospital and visited with patients.
The Allianz Championship is the first full-field event on the Champions Tour and routinely draws one of the year’s best fields to the respected Old Course at Broken Sound. This year’s tournament, held Feb. 6-8, was won by Paul Goydos for his second Champions Tour title in less than a year since he turned 50.
Other sizable donations by the Allianz Championship this year were $50,000 to both the Junior Achievement of South Florida and One Summit, a non-profit program founded by former Navy SEAL Adam LaReau that helps to provide children battling cancer with the courage, self-confidence and resilience needed to continue their fight.
Additionally, the Allianz Championship donated more than $60,000 worth of tournament inventory to more then 35 charities that were used in auctions across the South Florida community.
The 2016 Allianz Championship will be held Feb. 1-7, with the final round being contested on Super Bowl Sunday. For more information visit http://www.allianzchampionship.com.