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Meredith sponsors new $1 million hole-in-one challenge at Principal Charity Classic


The Principal Charity Classic has announced the Meredith Corporation Million Dollar Charity Challenge, a hole-in-one challenge aimed at adding a new layer of excitement for players, spectators and Iowa charity beneficiaries. In the challenge, the first PGA Tour Champions player to sink a hole-in-one at the 14th hole during this year’s pro tournament, scheduled for June 4-6, will unlock a $1 million reward courtesy of Meredith Corp. Half of that amount, $500,000, will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa; $300,000 will go to tournament charities, and the remaining $200,000 will go to the player. “The support of many community partners like Meredith has taken this tournament to new heights every year, most recently with our record-setting $6.7 million charity total in 2020,” said Doug Habgood, Principal Charity Classic tournament director. “We are fortunate to raise the bar once again with the Meredith Corporation Million Dollar Charity Challenge. You can bet the crowds will be watching for that million-dollar shot, and if it happens, you’re going to hear the reaction from anywhere on the course.” Since 2002 there have been eight holes-in-one at the Principal Charity Classic, the latest in 2015 at Wakonda Club. No player has aced the 196-yard, par-3 14th hole at the tournament, but it’s well within the realm of possibility for the 81 pros competing this year in the 54-hole competition. If no player is successful in the challenge, the Boys & Girls Clubs will receive a separate donation courtesy of Meredith.

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