ATLANTA (July 6, 2021) – Together, the Gwinnett Championship Foundation and Primerica donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local 501(c)(3) organizations through the tournament’s 2021 Birdies for Charity program.

This year’s Birdies for Charity beneficiaries included: Annandale Village, Cooper’s Crew, Grayson Cluster Schools Foundation, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett, and the Women’s Club of Sugarloaf Country Club.

“We’re thrilled with the success of this year’s program,” says Kathryn Kieser, EVP, chief reputation officer and chair of The Primerica Foundation. “Meeting with the deserving organizations and hearing their unique stories was enlightening. This donation will help them make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.”

The tournament’s Birdies for Charity program provides metro Atlanta non-profit organizations with a unique opportunity to raise funds to support their respective missions.

Participating charities generate contributions leading up to tournament week, and in the end, the charities receive 100% of every donation collected on their behalf, plus additional matching funds.

“Primerica was an exceptional partner, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result of this year’s program,” says Monte Ortel, executive director of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. “On behalf of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic and the Gwinnett Championship Foundation, we want to thank Primerica for their outstanding support.”
Since the inception of the Birdies for Charity program in 2016, The Mitsubishi Electric Classic has helped raise over $1.5 million toward metro Atlanta charities.

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About Primerica 
Primerica is a leading provider of financial services to middle-income households in the United States and Canada. Licensed financial representatives educate Primerica clients about how to prepare for a more secure financial future by assessing their needs and providing appropriate products like term life insurance, mutual funds, annuities, and other financial products. Primerica insured over 5.5 million people and had over 2.6 million client investment accounts as of December 31, 2020. Primerica was the #2 Issuer of Term Life insurance coverage in North America in 2019 through its insurance company subsidiaries. Primerica stock is included in the S&P MidCap 400 and the Russell 1000 stock indices and is traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PRI”.

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, on, on Twitter @MEClassicGolf and on Instagram @mitsubishielectricclassic.

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