DULUTH, Georgia (July 18, 2023) – Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, concluded its tournament in May raising over half a million dollars for local charities. In partnership with Gwinnett Championship Foundation, Primerica and Gwinnett Place Ford and Nissan, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic announced today that its Birdies for Charity program garnered $352,000 in charitable donations.

Beneficiaries of the Birdies for Charity program include Annandale Village, Cooper’s Crew, Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett and Women’s Club of Sugarloaf Country Club Charities. Since 2016, Birdies for Charity has raised over $2.35 million for local organizations.

“Over the years we have emphasized that the Mitsubishi Electric Classic is much more than a weekend of extraordinary golf and we look forward to the opportunity to give back to our local community through philanthropic giving,” said Ashley Hamilton, tournament director. “It’s evident that our community continues to embrace the charitable aspect of the tournament, as we were able to raise over $350,000 for our Birdies for Charity program for the third consecutive year. We are so grateful for the continued support from our Birdies for Charity partners, that keep this spirit of philanthropy alive in our community.”

For more information about the Birdies for Charity program, visit: www.mitsubishielectricclassic.com/charity/birdies-for-charity

For more information about the tournament, visit: www.mitsubishielectricclassic.com 


About Mitsubishi Electric Classic  
The Mitsubishi Electric Classic returns to the metro Atlanta area April 22-28, 2024, and looks forward to welcoming golf legends on PGA TOUR Champions. 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 $4.13 million since the first tournament in 2013. Follow the Mitsubishi Electric Classic online at mitsubishielectricclassic.com, on Facebook, on Twitter (@MEClassicGolf) and on Instagram (@mitsubishielectricclassic). 

About PGA TOUR Champions
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