Springfield—December 8, 2022—The Korn Ferry Tour bestowed a charitable partner with its annual season-ending award on Wednesday, December 7 as part of the PGA TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings.
The Memorial Health Foundation, which serves as the main beneficiary of the Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS, received the Charity of the Year honor.
At every turn, Memorial Health worked with the tournament to cross-promote, encourage attendance and educate the community. Memorial Health greatly impacted the Championship through its volunteer service, with 105 Memorial colleagues providing over 1,500 hours of service to the event. More than 500 of those volunteer hours were dedicated to healthcare services and screenings for players, caddies, and staff. In addition to those services, Memorial also manned an on-site Mobile Memorial space where all tournament attendees could access healthcare services, screenings, and educational materials while at the event.
“We were thrilled to learn that our charitable partner had been selected as the 2022 Charity of the Year,” tournament director Kate Peters said. “Memorial provided services and screenings to our players and caddies and arguably saved lives in doing so. We can think of no better way to honor their partnership.”
The Korn Ferry Tour will contribute $15,000 to the foundations of Memorial Health. The mission of Memorial Health is to improve lives and build better communities through educational grants and community health initiatives.
The 2023 Memorial Health Championship presented by LRS is scheduled for June 26 – July 2 at Panther Creek Country Club. For more information, contact the tournament office at (217) 670-2910 or visit MemorialHealthChampionship.com.