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Greater Gwinnett Championship Names 2015 Charity Recipients

5 Jan, 2015


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation to Benefit

The Greater Gwinnett Championship Presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour, announced today the benefiting charities of the annual golf tournament, focusing exclusively on healthcare recipients. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation will receive the proceeds from the tournament and the week’s events.

“We are very excited at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to again partner with our friends from the Greater Gwinnett Championship,” said Scott Hodoval, vice president development at Children’s.  “Support from wonderful events such as these allow us to continue making a positive impact and providing specialized pediatric care to the nearly 200,000 children in Gwinnett and throughout the state of Georgia.”  

Jason Chandler, President of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation added, “We are so grateful once again to be selected as a charity recipient. GMC’s Concussion Institute and Sports Medicine program will benefit for years to come because of the generous investments made by the Greater Gwinnett Championship.”  

The 2014 Greater Gwinnett Championship raised $178,160 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, among other charities, which was an increase from the first year of the tournament. Unlike any other professional sports organization, the vast majority of PGA TOUR tournaments are structured as non-profit organizations designed to donate 100 percent of net proceeds to charity.

“By focusing our charitable proceeds exclusively on healthcare benefactors we feel we’ll have a positive impact on Gwinnett county and Georgia,” said Greater Gwinnett Championship Executive Director Stan Hall. “Additionally, we chose to give to only two organizations this year, increasing the effect we’re able to have on both organizations.”  

About the Greater Gwinnett Championship: The Greater Gwinnett Championship Presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating is an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament features 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA. The 2015 event will be played April 13-19 with all three official rounds nationally televised on the Golf Channel.  

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 20 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.  

About Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation: With the most advanced technology and a team of highly skilled experts from across the country, the Concussion Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth is helping Atlanta athletes return to both the field and the classroom as quickly, and as safely, as possible. The Concussion Institute is the first center in the Southeast to include Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT), neuropsychology, athletic training, vestibular therapy, visual therapy and physical therapy—all under one roof. Visit gwinnettsportsmed.com/concussion to learn more.   

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