ATLANTA (June 30, 2021) – Tournament officials announced today that the eighth annual Mitsubishi Electric Classic, held May 10-16, at TPC Sugarloaf, raised and donated $572,798 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and a number of other local charities in conjunction with the 2021 tournament.
As a result, Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event has now donated more than $3 million to support charitable organizations in Gwinnett County and the Metro Atlanta area.
“Year after year the Mitsubishi Electric Classic works to positively impact the lives of those in its community, and we’re proud to serve as the title sponsor,” says Mike Corbo, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. “Eclipsing the $3 million mark in contributions is an important milestone in the tournament’s rich history.”
Philanthropic giving is an integral part of the tournament. Several charity-focused events are held in support of the mission, including the Birdies for Charity program presented by Primerica, the Stewart Cink Monday Pro-Am presented by Transamerica and the debra of America Celebrity Challenge.
“Over the years the Mitsubishi Electric Classic has established itself as a premiere golf event, but we’re most proud of our history of giving back to the community,” says Monte Ortel, the tournament’s executive director. “Since the beginning, our focus has been on supporting our beneficiaries. And we can only achieve that with the commitment of our staff, fans, players, partners, volunteers and everyone else involved in the tournament.”
In 2020, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic preserved its philanthropic component despite the cancellation of the tournament and donated $247,000 to its charity partners.
About Mitsubishi Electric Classic
The Mitsubishi Electric Classic returns to the metro Atlanta area May 10 – 16, 2021 and has previously featured legends of the game such as Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Vijay Singh and David Toms. The Mitsubishi Electric Classic proudly stands as a premier golf tournament on the PGA TOUR Champions, but this event is much more than a golf tournament. The event, which will benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation Inc., has raised over $2.5 million since the first tournament in 2013. All three rounds of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic are televised internationally by the Golf Channel. Follow the Mitsubishi Electric Classic online at mitsubishielectricclassic.com, on facebook.com/mitsubishielectricclassic, on Twitter @MEClassicGolf and on Instagram @mitsubishielectricclassic.
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