Annual PGA TOUR Champions Event Raised Over $ 7.3 Million For Iowa Children’s Charities
Northampton, MA –News Direct– Principal Financial Group
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 22, 2021 / 3BL Media / – The Principal Charity Classic today announced that its 2021 tournament has raised more than $ 7.3 million for children’s charities in Iowa, surpassing the previous event record of $ 6.7 million set in 2020 despite the tournament being canceled due to COVID-19.
The annual PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines has raised over $ 37 million for children’s charities in Iowa since Principal Financial GroupÂ® became the title sponsor in 2007.
âRecord levels of generosity have taken the Principal Charity Classic to new heights. This is a real testament to the Des Moines sponsors, volunteers, players, fans and community for supporting this world class golf tournament, âsaid Dan Houston, President, President and CEO of PrincipalÂ®. Former Board Chairman Nick Cecere and Tournament Director Doug Habgood also deserve immense credit for successfully leading the Principal Charity Classic for an unprecedented two years, reinforcing the tournament’s commitment to supporting the children of Iowa. “
The Principal Charity Classic also announced the appointment of Ken McCullum, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Principal, as Chairman of the Board. McCullum replaces Cecere, who will remain on the board.
The Principal Charity Classic impacts the lives of more than 130,000 Iowa children each year in philanthropic fields including education, health, the arts and culture. Proceeds from the tournament support four tournament partner charities in the Des Moines area: Blank Children’s Hospital, MercyOne Des Moines, United Way of Central Iowa, and Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa. Additionally, the event’s Birdies For Charity program supports nearly 100 nonprofits throughout the state of Iowa.
This year’s event also brought one of the most memorable rounds of competition in tournament history. Golf fans around the world saw champion Stephen Ames come back seven strokes in the final round to claim his second victory over the PGA TOUR champions and beat 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir with one stroke.
The 2022 Principal Charity Classic tournament will take place June 1-5, 2022 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. Visit principalcharityclassic.com to learn more about the Principal Charity Classic or to donate in support of the tournament’s charitable efforts throughout the year.
About the Main Charity Classic
The Principal Charity Classic is an annual, award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event dedicated to investing in the future of Iowa’s children. In 2021, the Principal Charity Classic raised a record $ 7.3 million for charity, bringing the tournament’s total donation to over $ 37 million since 2007. Tournament funds benefit organizations that donate. broad support for the children of Iowa in the areas of education and culture, financial security and stability, and / or health and wellness. Last year, the tournament touched the lives of more than 130,000 children statewide.
For more information, visit principalcharityclassic.com and connect with the tournament on social media at facebook.com/principalcharityclassic, on Twitter @PCCTourney and on Instagram @principalcharityclassic.
About the PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is an organization of members of professional golfers aged 50 and over, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities to its players, to entertain and inspire its fans, to deliver substantial value to its partners, to create opportunities for volunteers to give back and to generate charitable and economic impact. important in tournament communities. Follow the PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, on facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
About Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial GroupÂ® (Nasdaq: PFG) is a global financial company with 18,000 employees1 passionate about improving the wealth and well-being of people and businesses. In business for over 140 years, we help over 45.5 million clients2 plan, insure, invest and retire, while working to support the communities in which we operate, improve our planet, and build a diverse and inclusive workforce. PrincipalÂ® is proud to be recognized as one of the most ethical companies in the world3, member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and of the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Money Management4. âLearn more about Principal and our commitment to sustainability, inclusion and purpose on principal.com.
Principal Financial Services, Inc. insurance products issued by Principal National Life Insurance Co (except New York) and Principal Life Insurance Co. Plan administrative services provided by Principal Life. Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. Securities offered by Principal Securities, Inc., 800-247-1737, SIPC Member and / or Independent Broker / Trader. Principal Global Investors leads global asset management. Listed companies are members of Principal Financial GroupÂ®, Des Moines, Iowa 50392.
1As of June 30, 2021
2As of June 30, 2021
3Ethisphere Institute, 2021
4Pensions and investments, 2020
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