The final total raised for charity through the 2016 RSM Classic is in and it’s humbling! We are so honored to share with our readers that $2.2 million was raised for children- and family-focused charitable organizations through last year’s tournament. This brings the grand total raised through the tournament since its inception in 2010 to more than $7 million!
Of the $2.2 million raised through the 2016 tournament, nearly $1.5 million was raised through Birdies Fore Love, the tournament’s giving platform. Of that amount, nearly $970,000 was raised by RSM employees and clients, and another $460,000 was donated by the RSM US Foundation. We are so thankful for the support the tournament has received from the Sea Island community, from our clients and prospects, from our employees and from golf enthusiasts from around the world, and are excited to see how much the philanthropic aspect of the tournament grows over the coming years.
Established by Team RSM Member and host of The RSM Classic Davis Love III and his wife Robin, the Davis Love Foundation distributes the charitable contributions raised through The RSM Classic. Davis shared that “it is our privilege to continue the PGA TOUR’s tradition of charitable giving. The RSM Classic is the largest fundraiser of our Foundation, and we couldn’t be more excited about the dollars raised this past year.”
Learn more about the contributions raised in the news release.
And there’s event more exciting tournament related news from this week: Sea Island, the home of The RSM Classic, made Forbes “Top 10 Best PGA Tour Courses You Can Play in 2017” list. Coming in at No. 6, the article shares, “The host of the Fall Series' RSM Classic, the Seaside Course is one of the three championship 18-hole golf courses at Sea Island, the Georgia resort that's also a home to many PGA Tour pros. Built in the Scottish links style, the Seaside Course is surrounded by tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the Atlantic Ocean. This is where Bobby Jones practiced during his Grand Slam season of 1930 and where Davis Love III learned the game from his father. The golf ties and traditions run deep in Sea Island.” Check out the complete list here.
And this week in golf: the Genesis Open is taking place in California. While Team RSM is not in the field, past RSM Classic champions Ben Crane (2011), Robert Streb (2014) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016) are. Best of luck to “our guys” this week!