DULUTH, Ga. (March 6, 2023) – As Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event prepares its return to TPC Sugarloaf in May, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic announced this year’s tournament proceeds would go towards its official charity partners, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation and Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation will return as a partner for the first time since 2016, while the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett will return for its seventh year.
“The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is unique, not only because it’s Georgia’s one-and-only PGA TOUR Champions event, but also because of our commitment to give back to the local community,” said Ashley Hamilton Tournament Director. “We look forward to continuing our deep history of meaningful philanthropy through our partnership with Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation and Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett.”
The Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation has served Gwinnett County for over three decades by funding programs, services and capital expansion projects. A portion of Mitsubishi Electric Classic’s 2023 charitable contributions will directly impact NICU patients at Northside Hospital Gwinnett.
“We are grateful and honored to partner with the Mitsubishi Electric Classic and PGA TOUR Champions to support our community’s most vulnerable population at the Circelli Family Newborn Intensive Care Unit of Northside Hospital Gwinnett,” said Jason Chandler, President of Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. “All contributions received from this partnership will go directly to purchase lifesaving critical care equipment and the support needed for the families of these precious babies.”
Since 1987, the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett has empowered the special needs community through education. The proceeds from the Mitsubishi Electric Classic will assist in achieving the nonprofit’s goal: creating an education setting dedicated to maximizing students’ potential.
“From helping fund the development of our school building to putting learning resources inside of our classrooms, the support we have received through the Mitsubishi Electric Classic has literally touched every part of our organization,” said Jamie Hamilton, Executive Director of Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. “We are grateful for the continued support and investment in our school. We look forward to another amazing event in May.”
The 2022 Mitsubishi Electric Classic generated $558,270 for local charities throughout Gwinnett County. Since 2013, the tournament has contributed $3,630,252.23 total toward charitable impact.
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About Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation
As Gwinnett’s hospital system grew from its humble beginnings to a multi-campus collection of healthcare facilities serving hundreds of thousands, we needed a way to bring people together to support our hospital system in fulfilling its mission to provide quality health services to our community. In 1990, the GMC Foundation was formed as a 501c3 organization. For over 30 years we have been inspired, blessed, and empowered by philanthropy. Donations made to the GMC Foundation help fund programs, services and capital expansion projects at Northside Hospital locations in Gwinnett.
About Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett
For 35 years, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett has served individuals with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities through a PreK-12 school and young adult day program. Empowered by the belief that children with disabilities should be recognized for their abilities and grow in a high-quality, safe, and inclusive environment, its founders developed SNS to assist students and families in need. With an individualized approach to education and personal growth, they strive to provide the best learning environment for students in Gwinnett and surrounding counties.
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.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 34 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. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
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