2020 Sanford International raises over $270K for charities
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 19, 2020 — The Sanford International Presented by Cambria raised $272,000 for local charities and organizations this year. Despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament generated nearly double what was raised in 2018 and 2019 combined. Since 2018, the tournament has given back more than $500,000 in charitable contributions and has had an annual economic impact of more than $20 million for the Sioux Falls area.
“This year created many unforeseen obstacles. However, the community of Sioux Falls and tournament did not lose sight of the end objective, which is raising funds for charities and local organizations annually,” said Josh Brewster, tournament director of the Sanford International. “We are so thankful for the support of our partners, volunteers and Sioux Falls community these past three years. The tournament will continue to push the boundaries to create a one-of-a-kind event for all to enjoy.”
The designated beneficiaries of the 2020 Sanford International are:
- Sanford Health Foundation
- Ronald McDonald House
- Boys & Girls Club
- Sioux Falls Hope Coalition
- GreatLIFE Cares Foundation
- First Tee — South Dakota Chapter
- South Dakota Special Olympics
“Children and their families are directly impacted by these funds, and we look forward to continue the tournament’s tradition of charitable giving in the years to come,” said Micah Aberson, executive vice president at Sanford Health. “In its fourth year, the tournament will continue to evolve as a world-class event and bring our community back together again.”
In 2019, the PGA TOUR and its tournaments — including the Sanford International — generated a record $204 million in charitable impact. That brings the TOUR’s all-time total to more than $3 billion. The amount generated in 2020 will be finalized in early 2021.
The Sanford International returns to Minnehaha Country Club Sept. 13-19, 2021.
About the Sanford International
The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, a PGA TOUR Champions event contested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 7-13, featuring a $1.8 million purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2022. In its third year, the Sanford International will continue to focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls. These organizations are supported through the proceeds of the tournament and via direct donations to participating charities. For more information about the tournament, please visit sanfordinternational.com. You can also follow the tournament on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 33 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2020, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Morocco, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $59 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 170 countries and territories, reaching more than 340 million potential households, and distributed in 15+ markets via GOLFTV. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.