Since 2007, ClubCorp has donated over $7 million to ALS research through Augie’s Quest
January 2018– San Clemente, CA — Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS announced today that ClubCorp and its family of clubs raised $850,000 in 2017 for ALS research through its philanthropic golf events program, the ClubCorp Charity Classic. ClubCorp is the leading corporate supporter of ALS research, raising over $7 million net for Augie’s Quest since 2007.
Now in its 11th year, the ClubCorp Charity Classic is a nationwide program which opens the doors of private country, golf and business clubs to the public to host charity events throughout the year. Along with Augie’s Quest, beneficiaries of this program include the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation and various local charities. This year, for the second year in a row, over $3 million was raised and once again breaking all previous records.
In 2017, the top fundraising club was Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club (Coto de Caza, CA) which raised over $215,000 through their event. Other top clubs that raised in excess of $100,000 were Aliso Viejo Country Club (Aliso Viejo, CA), Firestone Country Club (Akron, OH), Rolling Green Country Club (Arlington Heights, IL), and Brookhaven Country Club (Farmers Branch, TX).
Augie Nieto, co-founder of Augie’s Quest who has been living with ALS since 2005, said, “ClubCorp continues to be such a key Augie’s Quest partner in our bold quest to end ALS. Each dedicated club works on a variety of fundraising events to engage their members and help bring about a cure and effective treatments for ALS. I am forever grateful to ClubCorp’s employee partners and members for their unwavering commitment to giving back and supporting Augie’s Quest.”
“I am so proud of the ClubCorp Charity Classic and its contributions to Augie’s Quest,” said Eric Affeldt, former ClubCorp CEO and continued supporter of the ClubCorp Charity Classic. “I am honored to know Augie. His resolute fight against ALS has been an inspiration to me and to so many ClubCorp members and employee partners. That inspiration has gone a long way in motivating clubs to make their events successful, allowing them to give back to so many important causes.”
Augie’s Quest is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and directly funds the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s foremost drug discovery center focused solely on finding a cure for ALS. For more information, please visit www.augiesquest.org.
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs and private business clubs in North America. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 430,000 members, with approximately 20,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.