Principal Charity Classic announces new date for 2020 tournament
Des Moines, Iowa (March 30, 2020) – The Principal Charity Classic, presented by Wells Fargo, announced today that the 2020 event has been rescheduled. Originally set for May 26-31, the annual PGA TOUR Champions tournament will now be held September 1-6 at Wakonda Club in Des Moines. All tickets purchased to this point will be honored for the new date.
“Iowans have remarkable strength in unifying toward a common cause,” said Dan Houston, Chairman, President and CEO of Principal. “Right now, our collective efforts are focused on immediate response to the current crisis. But when we get through this – and I know we will — we look forward to joining together, once again, at the Principal Charity Classic for great golf in support of Iowa children’s charities.”
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 continues to be a fluid situation that requires constant review, communication and transparency, and the Principal Charity Classic – working closely with the PGA TOUR – will remain dedicated to all three aspects. On a regular basis, the tournament will provide status updates including any additional protocols put in place to ensure the health and safety of participants, fans, staff and everyone associated with one of Iowa’s most significant philanthropic events.
“As we are all facing significant challenges related to the Coronavirus pandemic, our partners have demonstrated a commitment to the health and safety for all at one of Iowa’s great sporting events with a 12-year history of significant charitable impact,” said Douglas K. Habgood, Principal Charity Classic Tournament Director. “We are used to celebrating the beginning of summer here in Des Moines, now we are poised to end a challenging time on a very positive note thanks to the support of the teams at Principal, PGA TOUR Champions and the Wakonda Club.”
The new date allows the tournament to preserve the event’s philanthropic mission that has been established since the tournament’s inception in 2007. The Principal Charity Classic has raised more than $23 million for Iowa children’s charities during that time, benefitting more than 130,000 kids each year.
For more information, including purchasing tickets, sponsor and volunteer opportunities, please visit PrincipalCharityClassic.com, or connect with the tournament on social media through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About the Principal Charity ClassicThe Principal Charity Classic is an annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event dedicated to investing in the future of Iowa kids. In 2019, the Principal Charity Classic raised a record $5.7 for charity, bringing the tournament’s giving total to more than $23 million since 2007. Tournament funds benefit organizations that provide a broad level of support to Iowa kids 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 PGA TOUR ChampionsPGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 33 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2020, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Morocco, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $59 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 170 countries and territories, reaching more than 340 million potential households, and distributed in 15+ markets via GOLFTV. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
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