Golf Charity News May 9 2022
In golf charity news this week are items from The LPGA and the Clearview Legacy Foundation, the Meijer LPGA Classic, the Michigan Education Association and Snider Hockey.
Second Annual Renee Powell Clearview Legacy Benefit
June Benefit to honor Renee Powell, the second African American woman on the LPGA Tour, and the legacy started by her father, Bill Powell
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 4, 2022 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today the second annual Renee Powell Clearview Legacy Benefit with founding partners including KPMG, the LPGA and Mariah Stackhouse. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Clearview Legacy Foundation, honoring Renee Powell and her father’s legacy through Clearview Golf Club. Celebrating over 75 years, the Clearview Legacy Foundation embarked on a campaign to endow Clearview and preserve its important role in history.
The golf outing will include activities to raise awareness of the event’s overall mission, with LPGA Tour players and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf members stationed on various holes across the course. This year’s attendees will have the opportunity to play a nine-hole challenge, meet with LPGA pros and attend a celebratory luncheon. The event will conclude with a panel discussion featuring LPGA legend Renee Powell, LPGA Tour player Mariah Stackhouse and other notable speakers sharing their perspectives on building the diversity pipeline and discussing how people can continue to change the face of golf. Additionally, new recipients of the LPGA Renee Powell Grant will be honored.
The LPGA and its industry partners are committed to changing the face of golf. A free youth clinic will take place around the Benefit, open to Washington, D.C. area youth ages 7-17 regardless of golf experience. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the game of golf from certified instructors in a fun and engaging environment, as well as interact with Powell and Stackhouse. Youth participants receive a complimentary invitation to attend, and equipment will be provided on-site for those who do not have golf clubs.
Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, is the only course designed, built, owned, and operated by an African American. When Renee’s father, Bill Powell, encountered racial discrimination on the golf course after returning home from World War II, he decided to build his own course where everyone would be welcome. Without access to traditional golf maintenance equipment, Bill began building his course by hand and the original nine holes opened in 1948.
To learn more about the Renee Powell Clearview Legacy Benefit and find out how you can support the mission of the Clearview Legacy Foundation, visit www.clearviewlegacybenefit.com
Meijer LPGA Classic For Simply Give 5K Run
The 2022 Meijer LPGA 5k presented by Kellogg’s will be held on Saturday June 18. The fun run, aimed at all ages, is powered by Gazelle Sports. With $25 registration fee, runners receive:
- Meijer LPGA Classic 5k shirt
- 5k branded drawstring bag
- Breakfast provided by Kellogg’s
- A morning of family fun and giving back through Simply Give
- Two (2) daily tickets to the Meijer LPGA Classic valid any one day (Thursday – Sunday)
Bring the kids for the fun run!
- Half mile fun run course (untimed)
- Custom t-shirt (youth sizes only)
For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, please visit meijerLPGAclassic.com. Follow the action and stay up-to-date on the latest tournament news using #ForeHunger and #MeijerCommunity.
With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also supports education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, please visit www.meijercommunity.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at
AGE GROUP PRIZES
The top three runners in each age group will receive $500, $250, and $100 in Meijer gift cards, respectively.
19 and under *
Leading U.S. Golf Organizations Support Patriot Golf Days: Folds of Honor and PGA of America Joined by USGA, PGA Tour and LPGA
in Helping Veterans and Military Families
FRISCO, Texas – (April 27, 2022) – Folds of Honor and the PGA of America announced today that they will be joined by the USGA, PGA Tour and LPGA in providing assistance and awareness for Patriot Golf Days this Memorial Day Weekend. Patriot Golf Days provides funding in support of Veterans and military families through Folds of Honor and PGA HOPE, the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America.
Patriot Golf Days began as a grassroots fundraising celebration in 2007, and over the last 15 years, it has grown to encompass a variety of fundraising efforts led by PGA Professionals and golfers in all 50 states.
These efforts have accounted for over $60 million and funded more than 12,000 scholarships to help Veterans, their spouses and children, but there remains a significant unmet need in the country. Over 6,000 U.S. troops were killed and approximately 52,000 were wounded in the 20 years the United States was at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among military dependents, only a fraction receive educational assistance. Funds donated over the holiday weekend are used in the local community where the money is raised.
South Central EA PAC Golf Scramble
The Michigan Education Association’s South Central EA is holding a golf outing on Friday, June 17 at Coldwater Golf Course. To play in the outing or be a hole sponsor — find registration info HERE or sponsorship details HERE. Reminder – you cannot use dues money for PAC contributions.
Snider Hockey Reveals Details of 2022 Snider Cup GOlf Open At Four Premier Courses Near Philadelphia Over A Four Month Span
SNIDER CUP GOLF OPEN TO BENEFIT ED SNIDER YOUTH HOCKEY FOUNDATION
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation today revealed details for the 2022 Snider Cup Golf Open, a series of team competitions comprised of four individual one-day golf outings occurring over a four-month span at four of the Philadelphia Region’s premier courses. Proceeds benefit the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
Golfers will have the opportunity to compete for prizes at each leg of this unique Tour de Force, as well as a grand prize, their name engraved on the Snider Cup and year-long bragging rights for the cumulative two-low net at the completion of the four rounds. This exclusive Snider Cup Golf Open is guaranteed to keep participants engaged from May through August 2022. Teams may be comprised of up to eight players but limited to just one foursome per round.
The Snider Cup Golf Open will begin in May and conclude in August with stops at Aronimink Golf Club (May 23, 2022), Atlantic City Country Club (June 27, 2021), Applebrook Golf Club (July 19, 2021), and Gulph Mills Golf Club (August 22, 2021). Each round begins with a brunch, warm up, and shotgun start and features brunch, course play, a cocktail hour where each round’s winners will be announced.