DALLAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ClubCorp, The World Leader in Private Clubs, is pleased to announce it has raised an additional almost $1.3 million for a variety of charities around the U.S. during the ClubCorp Charity Classic, the world's largest one-day golf and dining event. Most of the 150 properties in ClubCorp's family of clubs participated with more than 13,000 individuals attending tournaments, dinners, and auctions at clubs throughout the country.
Since its inception in 2007, ClubCorp's Charity Classic has raised nearly $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.
"We are once again overwhelmed by the support of our members, employee partners, and the communities we serve for this major event," said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp CEO and president. "We look forward to hosting the event again in 2010 and continuing this great tradition of giving."
For more information about the ClubCorp Charity Classic please visit www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.
Dallas-based ClubCorp, 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 resorts that incorporate more than 400,000 members and 14,000 dedicated employees. ClubCorp properties include Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, Texas); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. For more information, visit www.clubcorp.com.
About Augie's Quest
Fitness pioneer Augie Nieto started Augie's Quest (www.augiesquest.org) in conjunction with Muscular Dystrophy Association's ALS Division after his ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease) diagnosis in March 2005. Nieto is co-founder and former president of Life Fitness, and chairman of Octane Fitness. Augie's Quest is an aggressive, cure-driven effort singularly focused on treatments and cures for ALS.
SOURCE ClubCorp, Inc.