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Honda Classic Breaks Charity Distribution Records

Posted by Lacey Hagler on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 3:37pm.

The Honda Classic golf tournament donated a phenomenal $4.55 million to South Florida children’s charities in 2018, increasing the PGA TOUR’s impact on the lives of local children for the 12th consecutive year.

Proceeds from the Honda Classic Cares initiative will benefit 137 charitable organizations in Palm Beach County, as well as more than 50,000 children and their families.

"We continue to raise the bar and challenge the imagination on the impact we can make on the Palm Beach County community," Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said. "We couldn't be more ecstatic about this year's results which are a tribute to the fans who enjoy our tournament each year, our sponsors led by American Honda, the longest standing title sponsor on the PGA TOUR, and of course the players who have embraced our event and participate each year.

"Honda Classic Cares Week gives us an opportunity to take a step back and visit our grant recipients and touch the powerful impact that we are making in the lives of children in the local community."

Since moving to PGA National Resort & Spa in 2007, The Honda Classic has grown from a $505,000 donation to charity surpassing the $3 million threshold in 2016, and now surpassing $4 million in 2018.This past year also set attendance records with 224,642 confirmed spectators at the Palm Beach Gardens tournament.

The 2019 Honda Classic will be played February 25-March 3, 2019 with Justin Thomas defending his title.

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