DULUTH, Georgia (July 11, 2023) – Following the Mitsubishi Electric Classic’s return to TPC Sugarloaf in May, the tournament announced today it has raised and donated $512,806.69 to local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation Inc. Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event has now donated more than $4.13 million to benefit Gwinnett County and Metro Atlanta area organizations since 2013.
“We are focused on creating vibrant and sustainable communities in every aspect of our business,” says Mike Corbo, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. “The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is a terrific golf tournament, and it also gives us the opportunity to meet our purpose by fundraising for local and impactful organizations.”
The tournament’s 2023 primary beneficiaries, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation and Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett will receive a portion of the proceeds.
Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation is committed to using these funds towards purchasing life-saving equipment and support for NICU patients at Northside Hospital Gwinnett.
“We are grateful for the partnership and support the Mitsubishi Electric Classic is providing for NICU patients at Northside Hospital Gwinnett through this year’s tournament,” said Jason Chandler, president of Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. “We’re looking forward to turning these funds into impact for families and their babies that receive care in our Circelli Family Newborn Intensive Care Unit.”
The Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett will use the proceeds to continue supporting the school’s various programs that have helped their students both inside and outside of the classroom.
“We have been a proud charitable partner of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic since 2017 and their support has impacted every element of our organization,” said Jamie Hamilton, executive director of Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. “Since establishing our partnership, the event has helped provide educational resources in our classrooms, supported culinary programming in our adult program, funded the construction of our school building, and so much more. We are forever grateful to the sponsors, players, volunteers, patrons, staff, and everyone else involved with the tournament for their continued belief and support.”
For more information about the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, visit: gmcgiving.org
For more information about the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett, visit: specialneedsschools.org
For more information about the tournament, visit: www.mitsubishielectricclassic.com
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
Since 1987, 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 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
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, on Facebook, on Twitter (@ChampionsTour), on Instagram (@pgatourchampions) and on TikTok (pgatourchampions).
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