2020 tournament canceled. Iowa kids to still receive significant support.
The PGA TOUR Champions and the Principal Charity Classic announced today that the 2020 golf tournament and associated events scheduled for September 1-6 will be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. While the event will not take place as planned at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, organizers confirmed the tournament remains on-track to raise millions of dollars for Iowa’s children charities.
Title sponsor Principal Financial Group®, along with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo, and other sponsors pledged their continued philanthropic support for the tournament, which has raised $23 million for Iowa children’s charities since 2007 and benefits more than 130,000 kids each year.
“The Principal Charity Classic is about giving back to Iowa kids, and today that cause is more important than ever,” said Dan Houston, chairman, president, and CEO of Principal®. “I want to thank everyone who has shown support for this tournament for the past 12 years. Although world-class golf will have to wait until 2021, I hope you will join us in taking action now to support our charity partners in 2020. As title sponsor, we’ll be honoring our giving commitment to Iowa’s children’s charities and I hope you’ll join us in helping make this year’s Principal Charity Classic beneficial to our community.”
Next year’s Principal Charity Classic is scheduled for June 1-6, 2021 at the Wakonda Club.
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When is the Principal Charity Classic? The 2020 Principal Charity Classic has been canceled in the interest of public health and safety. The tournament is scheduled to return next year: June 1-6, 2021.
I have a ticket for this year’s tournament. What are my options? All tickets purchased for the 2020 Principal Charity Classic will be honored at the 2021 tournament. Ticketholders can also choose to donate the value of their ticket to charity or request a refund on the Principal Charity Classic’s website.
I am an event sponsor. What are my options? We appreciate your support of the Principal Charity Classic, and we hope you will consider donating the value of your sponsorship to our charity partners – they need our support more than ever. You may also request a full refund. We appreciate your flexibility and hope to see you next year.
I’m registered to volunteer – do I need to take any action at this time? As a volunteer, you may request a refund of your registration fee, or elect to donate your registration fee to our charity partners. We appreciate your support of the Principal Charity Classic and hope you will join us in 2021.
What impact does cancellation have on our charity partners? We anticipate another strong year of philanthropic support. Title sponsor Principal Financial Group®, along with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo and other sponsors have voiced their continued support for the tournament, which has raised $23 million for Iowa children’s charities since 2007.
How can we support the important work of the tournament’s charity partners? All proceeds from the Principal Charity Classic go to our more than 100 local non-profit charity partners. You can support these charities by making a donation at principalcharityclassic.com/donate or opting to contribute the value of your ticket, sponsorship, or volunteer fee to the cause. Last year, the tournament touched the lives of more than 130,000 children statewide through charity support in the areas of education and culture, financial security and stability, and/or health and wellness.