Wells Fargo Championship Announces over $1 Million in Donations



Charlotte, NC - On behalf of Champions for Education, the Wells Fargo Championship announced today over $1 million in donations to designated local charitable organizations as a result of this year's tournament.

Champions for Education is the non-profit organization which manages and operates the Wells Fargo Championship, Charlotte's premier PGA TOUR event.

This year, Champions for Education contributed to Teach For America Charlotte, Levine's Children's Hospital, Charlotte Mecklenburg YMCA, The First Tee of Charlotte and other Charlotte-area organizations that provided support to the tournament either throughout  the year or during tournament week. These included educational foundations, youth organizations, outreach programs and relief efforts.

In the past twelve years, Champions for Education has contributed over $17 million to charitable organizations.

“Wells Fargo celebrates the idea that little by little we can do a lot to build and strengthen our local communities,” said Kendall Alley, Wells Fargo Regional President in Charlotte. “We are proud to see this concept come to life every year with the financial donations Champions for Education and Wells Fargo are able to generate across the Charlotte region through the success of the Wells Fargo Championship.”

"Each year one of our key objectives is to make a positive impact in Charlotte and around the region and the ability to donate funds to area charity organizations is one avenue to do so, " said Kym Hougham, Executive Director of the Wells Fargo Championship. "We could not do this without the help of Wells Fargo, our corporate partners, volunteers and the devoted fans who have annually supported us the past twelve years."

The 2015 Wells Fargo Championship is scheduled for May 11-17.

The renewal process for tickets is currently underway. Patrons and corporations can research 2015 ticket options by visiting www.wellsfarogchampionship.com or by calling (704) 554-8101.

To accommodate families, children ages 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission (one child per ticketed adult)


About the Wells Fargo Championship

The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the largest, most prestigious sporting events in the Charlotte region. Champions for Education, a non-profit organization, operates and manages the tournament and has donated over $17 million to local and regional charities since 2003. Now leading up to its 13th year, the tournament is an annual tradition that brings players and patrons back each year for an unforgettable golf experience. Because of consistent overall excellence, the Wells Fargo Championship was awarded unprecedented back-to-back “Best in Class” Awards in 2009 and 2010 by the PGA TOUR. The 2015 tournament will be held May 11-17. A combination of Quail Hollow Club and the spirit of the Charlotte area community are among the reasons the Wells Fargo Championship continues to draw many of the world's top golfers to Charlotte.