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.