DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs® (NYSE: MYCC) – today announced it raised more than $2.5 million in 2014 through its Charity Classic events, breaking its previous all-time fundraising record set in 2013. The Charity Classic, ClubCorp's major philanthropic effort, has now raised more than $14.5 million since its inception in 2007.
Throughout much of the year, more than 125 ClubCorp clubs host open-to-the-public Charity Classic events, consisting of golf and tennis tournaments, concerts, galas, auctions, 5K runs and unique dining experiences. Across the U.S., nearly 14,000 people participated in last year's events. ClubCorp's Charity Classic benefits the following deserving non-profits:
- Augie's Quest is an aggressive fundraising effort focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS by supporting the work of the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
- ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.), a 501(c)3 fund established to help to help Employee Partners of ClubCorp's family of Clubs in need of financial assistance in times of crisis.
- More than 100 national and local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Wounded Warrior Project and The First Tee.
"Once again, our clubs, their members and employee partners and the communities they serve have exceeded my expectations to create even more spectacular events that benefit very worthy causes and help so many," said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO. "I am so proud of their efforts in embracing the Charity Classic and making this year's event more successful than the last."
"ClubCorp is a key partner in our efforts to find effective treatments for ALS. The entire network and all its members should be proud of the tremendous progress their support has enabled," said Augie Nieto, Chief Inspiration Officer of Augie's Quest and chairmen of the Board of Directors at ALS.net. "They have given hope to not only my family but also hundreds of thousands of people all over the world in urgent need of a cure."
The official date for the upcoming ninth annual ClubCorp Charity Classic event is Sept. 26, 2015, with events throughout the country to be held from February through November. For more information on the ClubCorp Charity Classic, visit www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.
From left: Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO; Lynn and Augie Nieto; and Karen and Jim Oliver, ClubCorp Regional Vice President, at the ClubCorp Charity Classic event at Aliso Viejo Country Club in Aliso Viejo, California, on June 6, 2014.
About ClubCorp (NYSE: MYCC)
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs and private business clubs in North America. With its recent acquisition of Sequoia Golf, ClubCorp now owns or operates a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 430,000 members, with approximately 20,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MYCC). ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.