Tournament Officials Unveil Economic Impact of 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Classic
21 Oct, 2019
Tournament officials announced that the seventh Mitsubishi Electric Classic, held April 15 – 21, 2019 at TPC Sugarloaf, raised a total of $312,533 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and other local charities. Since its inception in 2013, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic has donated a total of $2,347,005 in support of charitable organizations in Gwinnett County and the greater Metro Atlanta Area.
“Aside from the obvious opportunity to provide world class professional golf at TPC Sugarloaf and for our wonderful fan base, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic has had a direct impact on the betterment of our community,” said Stan Hall, chief operating officer of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. “Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Gwinnett locations, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett, Cink Charities, Cooper’s Crew, Women’s Club of Sugarloaf C.C. Charities, and many others have received direct financial contributions as a result of the efforts of the tournament’s charitable outreach programs. We could not be prouder to partner with and assist these deserving charitable organizations as they continue to influence so many lives in a positive and much needed manner.”
The Mitsubishi Electric Classic has a well-established history of charitable giving in Gwinnett County and beyond. Philanthropy has been a driving force of this community-focused event from the beginning, especially to its 2019 primary beneficiaries, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett.
“We’ve had seven successful years as the title sponsor of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, and that is only possible with the effort of so many people, including many dedicated volunteers and others in the community,” said Kent Hora, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. “To have an opportunity to give back in such a significant way is at the forefront of what we do and is meaningful for everyone at Mitsubishi Electric.”
The tournament’s continued growth in charitable giving since 2016 is a product of several charity-focused events conducted by the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, including: Birdies for Charity, Stewart Cink Monday Pro-Am presented by TransAmerica, Fiserv Executive Women’s Day, and the Cologuard Celebrity Challenge.
For more information about the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett, please visit the tournament website.
About the Mitsubishi Electric Classic: The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is an official event on the PGA TOUR Champions scheduled for April 13-19, 2020. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament features 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia. The event, which will benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation, Inc., has raised over $2.3 million since its first tournament in 2013. All three official rounds will be internationally televised on the Golf Channel. Stay connected with the Mitsubishi Electric Classic on Facebook and Instagram @mitsubishielectricclassic, Twitter @MEClassicGolf, and online at: www.mitsubishielectricclassic.com.
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 2019, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $58 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 www.PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
About Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. - Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. principal businesses include factory automation equipment, semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, heating and cooling products, electric utility products, water treatment systems, rail transportation equipment, data walls, printers, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric group companies have roughly 31 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.