Greater Gwinnett Championship Charities Announced

Spring golf tournament at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth to benefit healthcare and education non-profits.

Healthcare and education will benefit from the Greater Gwinnett Championship next spring at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth.

The charities and non-profit organizations benefitting from the 2013 golf tournament through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation include the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Gwinnett Technical College, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Gwinnett College, and the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation, according to an announcement issued Monday (Nov. 12).

The Greater Gwinnett Championship is an official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament, which marks the return of professional championship golf to Gwinnett County, will feature 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for a $1.8-million purse April 15-21, 2013.

The tournament is being presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.

All three official rounds will be nationally televised on the Golf Channel. For more information about the tournament, click here or call 770-814-6052.

"The Greater Gwinnett Championship is about more than the golf competition that this Champions Tour event will bring; it’s also a great opportunity to give back to our local community in a significant way," said Stan L. Hall, executive director of the Gwinnett Sports Commission and the Greater Gwinnett Championship in the announcement. "With an emphasis on our children, especially as it applies to their overall health and educational concerns, this event will provide much needed dollars to these fantastic charitable partners to foster their core mission,” Hall said.

The Gwinnett Sports Commission fosters economic development through coordinating and developing Gwinnett County as a leading destination for sporting events. The Sports Commission is affiliated with the Gwinnett Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Gwinnett Center and multiple sports-related facilities in the Gwinnett and metro Atlanta areas.

~ Duluth Patch



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