Zurich Classic of New Orleans to donate to local community

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Every week, the PGA Tour donates net proceeds from events to the surrounding community.

In 2019, the PGA Tour donated a record $204.3 million to communities across the country, bringing the all-time community donation total to more than $3 billion.

The community of New Orleans is one of several missing the economic boost of hosting an event — and the resulting PGA Tour donation — since several Tour events this spring have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite its cancellation, the 2020 Zurich Classic is making sure New Orleans won’t go without assistance.

Originally scheduled April 23-26 at TPC Louisiana, Zurich announced Monday it will provide full financial support amounting to more than $1.5 million to the Fore!Kids Foundation. The donation matches last year’s direct tournament donations.

Since 2005, when Zurich took over as title sponsor of the annual event, more than $21 million has been donated to local charities including the events primary charity, the Fore!Kids Foundation. Through the funds raised by the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the Fore!Kids Foundation has torn down and rebuilt homes for children in the area, provided food and funded children’s service organizations.

Other local beneficiaries of the PGA Tour donation include: Educare New Orleans at Columbia Parc; 2020 Community Impact Award winners Raphael Village and The Bright School; the St. Michael Special School; and Blessings in a Backpack.

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