2014 McGladrey Classic Raises More Than $930,000 for Charities
Five-Year Charitable Total Surpasses $2.7 Million
The fifth annual McGladrey Classic, an Official Event of the PGA TOUR held at Sea Island Golf Club, raised more than $930,000 for children and family charities, announced the Davis Love Foundation, the host organization of the event. This brings the five-year charitable contribution of the tournament to more than $2.7 million.
Charitable dollars are distributed by the Davis Love Foundation, which was established in 2005 by professional golfer Davis Love III and his wife Robin. The Foundation contributes to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The Foundation’s mission is to help build a better future for children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
“Our Foundation is committed to positively impacting children and family charities through the dollars raised by The McGladrey Classic,” said Davis Love III, 20-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Member of Team McGladrey, and Chairman of The McGladrey Classic and Davis Love Foundation. “It is our privilege to continue the PGA TOUR’s tradition of charitable giving.”
Held in conjunction with The McGladrey Classic, the Birdies Fore Love program was launched in 2012. The program encourages individuals to make donations and guess the number of birdies which will be made during the four competitive rounds of the tournament. Birdies Fore Love is strongly supported by the offices of title sponsor McGladrey LLP, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. In 2014, the program raised more than $467,000 dollars for charity.
“McGladrey has a long history of stewardship in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO for McGladrey. “The McGladrey Classic and Birdies Fore Love provide our employees and clients with additional opportunities to give back, and we are proud of the way they have so generously supported deserving charitable organizations nationwide.”
“When we first announced that there would be a PGA TOUR event in the Golden Isles, we knew it would have far-reaching charitable and economic impact,” said Love. “Spectators, volunteers, sponsors, PGA TOUR pros and their families love coming here. It’s rewarding to showcase our area on a world stage and to generate such a strong positive charitable and economic impact.”