WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wells Fargo Championship has announced nearly $800,000 in donations to charitable organizations in the Wilmington area on behalf of Champions for Education.
Champions of Education is the non-profit organization that operated the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington at Eagle Point Golf Club earlier this year.
The First Tee of Greater Wilmington was the primary beneficiary of the tournament, receiving nearly $300,000.
More than $200,000 was donated to the USO of North Carolina through the Patriot Supporter and Tickets for Troops programs. Donations also were made to several other local organizations that assisted with the operation of the tournament, including New Hanover Schools, Wilmington Food Bank and Boy Scouts of Wilmington.
"One of our primary goals in Wilmington was to make a positive impact on the community whether it was through charitable contributions and awareness, a positive economic impact or providing a first-class experience for the community this past spring," said Kendall Alley, chairman of the board of Champions for Education. "We could not have done this without the help of Wells Fargo, our corporate partners, the members of Eagle Point Golf Club, the devoted fans who poured into the gate all week and the numerous volunteers, who shared their time for these worthy efforts."