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Principal Charity Classic Shatters Charitable Giving Record

Principal Charity Classic Shatters Charitable Giving Record

09/25/2017

Principal Charity Classic Shatters Charitable Giving Record

Principal also extends title sponsorship through 2023

Great golf and even greater giving.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170925005878/en/

The Principal Charity Classic®, presented by Wells Fargo, today announced the 2017 tournament raised a record $3,581,427 for Iowa children’s charities, surpassing the annual event’s previous record of just over $2 million donated in 2016.

The Principal Charity Classic, which was named the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions Tournament of the Year, has now donated approximately $13.5 million to benefit Iowa kids since 2007 (watch video here).

“This level of giving is a direct reflection of the community’s support for the Principal Charity Classic and the incredible commitment of our 375 tournament sponsors,” said Dan Houston, chairman, president and CEO of Principal®. “This event continues to grow and exceed expectations. In particular, our Birdies For Charity program has seen rapid growth and benefits children’s charities throughout the entire state of Iowa.”

Birdies For Charity organizations solicit donations on their own behalf and receive 100% of every donation they collect, plus a 10% match on every donation thanks to generous funding from Sammons Financial Group and Wells Fargo. Participating organizations must have 501 (c)(3) status and programming for Iowa children, or be a K-12 school in the state.

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