DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClubCorp, a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, business, sports and alumni clubs in North America, today announced that its 2013 Charity Classic events raised a record $2.4 million for more than 100 charitable organizations, including Muscular Dystrophy Association's Augie's Quest, the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation, and dozens of national and local charities. This marks a new ClubCorp fundraising record and a 10 percent increase over last year's event total.
The Charity Classic, ClubCorp's major annual philanthropic effort, has raised more than $12 million since its 2007 inception. Between the months of April and November, more than 125 ClubCorp clubs host open-to-the-public Charity Classic events, which can consist of golf and tennis tournaments, concerts, galas, auctions, and unique dining experiences. Across the U.S., nearly 14,000 people participated in this year's Charity Classic events.
"One of our company's most important annual initiatives, the Charity Classic continues to build relationships and enrich lives on local and national levels," said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp President and CEO. "We applaud our members, employees, event participants, and sponsors for whole-heartedly embracing the Charity Classic and making the 2013 event possible, and the most successful one to date."
"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 co-chair of MDA's amyotrophic lateral sclerosis division from 2005-2013. "They have given hope to hundreds of thousands of people the world over in urgent need of a cure."
National and local organizations benefitting from the Charity Classic events include Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Wounded Warrior Project, The First Tee, CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County and dozens more.
The official date for the Eighth Annual ClubCorp Charity Classic event is Sept. 19, 2014, with events throughout the country to be held from April through November. For more information on the ClubCorp Charity Classic, visit www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.
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 owns or operates a portfolio 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 370,000 members, with approximately 15,000 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); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.
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