DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ClubCorp, The World Leader in Private Clubs, announces that its fifth annual ClubCorp Charity Classic, the company's nationwide major philanthropic open-house event, is now under way. Through Dec. 31, 2011, more than 130 golf and country clubs and business and sports clubs around the country are opening their courses and dining rooms to an estimated 16,000 members, guests, and patrons for tournaments, dining events, auctions, and social extravaganzas throughout the country.
Austin-area clubs with upcoming Charity Classic events include:
Lost Creek Country Club (Oct. 1)
The Hills of Lakeway (Sept. 23)
The University of Texas Club (Sept. 24)
Since its inception in 2007, ClubCorp's Charity Classic has raised nearly $6.5 million benefiting charities including MDA's Augie's Quest, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation.
"I am so proud of what the ClubCorp Charity Classic has become and of our clubs and their members for making this annual event so successful," said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO. "Each year, the clubs exceed my expectations and create even more spectacular events that benefit very worthy causes and help so many."
To learn more about the ClubCorp Charity Classic and upcoming events, visit http://www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.
Dallas-based ClubCorp USA, Inc. is The World Leader in Private Clubs™. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 25 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with more than 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago.