Wells Fargo Championship
April 29-May 5, 2019
Quail Hollow Club
Charlotte, NC

2018 Wells Fargo Championship Raises $1.5 Million 
for Charlotte-Area Charities

Pictured Left to Right: Gary Sobba, Kendall Alley, Dr. Stacey Nicholson, Armando Chardiet, Dr. Andrew Herman

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Wells Fargo Championship Staff visits The First Tee of Greater Charlotte

Wells Fargo Championship Staff Visits our local Teach For America Charlotte chapter

Tournament’s impact on local charities grows to $22 million since 2003

Charlotte, NC, October 18, 2018
—The Wells Fargo Championship, on behalf of Champions for Education, announced today more than $1.5 million in donations to Charlotte-area organizations. In the past 16 years, Champions for Education has assisted with awareness and contributed $22 million to charitable organizations.

As a result of the 2018 tournament, Champions for Education is making individual donations to its three primary charitable organizations—Levine Children’s Hospital, The First Tee of Greater Charlotte and Teach For America Charlotte. Levine Children’s Hospital received $250,000, The First Tee of Greater Charlotte $100,000 and Teach For America Charlotte $100,000. The Wells Fargo Championship is also donating $100,000 to Foundation for the Carolina's Hurricane Response Fund.

In addition, $650,000 is already allocated to numerous Charlotte-area organizations that provided support to the tournament either throughout the year or during tournament week. These include educational foundations, youth organizations, outreach programs and military.

In an effort to make a year-long impact on the Charlotte area, the remaining funds of nearly $350,000 will be distributed on a month-to-month basis leading up to the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.  These funds will be distributed to pre-determined worthwhile organizations in the Charlotte area.

 “One of the key reasons this tournament has been special from the beginning is the people who want to be involved each year,”  Tournament Director Gary Sobba said. “There are a lot of kind and unselfish people who share their time and energy to help this tournament make a positive impact in Charlotte and around the region. With support from Wells Fargo, our corporate partners, volunteers, members of the Quail Hollow Club and our loyal fans, we are grateful we can continue to make an impact on other people’s lives either through awareness or financial assistance.”

Leading up to the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship, tournament staff will be donating time and resources to assist in special projects around Charlotte.

Teach For America has been a primary charitable beneficiary since 2003; Levine Children’s Hospital and The First Tee of Greater Charlotte have been since 2011. In 2015, Wells Fargo became a National Trustee for The First Tee and pledged $1 million to the program. Wells Fargo also established the Succeeding Together contest for participants of The First Tee around the country to earn the opportunity to attend the tournament and play in the Wednesday Pro-Am.


Testimonials from those impacted by the Wells Fargo Championship

As a TFA alumna now in my seventh year of teaching, I’ve seen what thoughtful community support and engagement does for my students. The Wells Fargo Championship has sent PGA Tour golfers to our school to talk, mentor, and play games with my students. As their teacher, I am so grateful to the Wells Fargo Championship for providing my students with positive role models and exposure to opportunities beyond the classroom.”-- Nancy Bullard (Jacksonville ’12), Teacher at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary

“For a family like ours, who calls Levine Children’s Hospital our second home, we’re so thankful for the ongoing support of community partners. Children like my daughter Wren have access to the best cancer treatments possible – right here in our community – thanks to generous support from the Wells Fargo Championship. We didn’t realize how valuable this was until we needed it. Thank you!”--Brandi Jansen, Mom of Wren Jansen, pediatric cancer patient

“My time at the First Tee has been really good because I learned some great values.  I also met Phil Mickelson and I caddied for him.  I learned from Phil to keep calm after making a bad shot and think what you can do better.  The First Tee has taught me to make good choices.” -- Kahele S., age 9


About the Wells Fargo Championship

The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the largest, most prestigious sporting events in the North Carolina region. The tournament’s charitable arm Champions for Education has donated over $22 million to local and regional charities since 2003. The 2019 tournament will be held April 29-May 5 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC. It’s list of champions include David Toms, Joey Sindelar, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Anthony Kim, Sean O’Hair, Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover, Rickie Fowler, Derek Ernst, J.B. Holmes, James Hahn, Brian Harman and Jason Day.