2023 Principal Charity Classic raises over $8M for children’s charities
The Principal Charity Classic announced that its 2023 tournament raised more than $8 million in support of Iowa children’s charities. The annual PGA Tour Champions event in Des Moines has now raised $53.7 million for Iowa children’s charities since Principal Financial Group Inc. became the title sponsor in 2007. “Reaching the milestone of over $50 million contributed to Iowa children’s charities over the past 16 years is a testament to the impact that is made when volunteers, sponsors and fans come together to support our kids,” Ken McCullum, board chair for the Principal Charity Classic, said in a prepared statement. The Charity Classic benefits more than 130,000 Iowa children each year in areas of education, health, arts and culture. Tournament proceeds provide support to four tournament charity partners in the Des Moines area: Blank Children’s Hospital, MercyOne Children’s Hospital, the United Way of Central Iowa and Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa. Additionally, the event’s Birdies for Charity program supports more than 100 nonprofits throughout Iowa.