Dominion Energy Charity Classic and The First Tee of Greater Richmond partnered to bring charity event to The Country Club of Virginia
Markel presented the inaugural event which raised over $170,000 for youth programs
(RICHMOND, Virginia) – On Monday, April 22nd, 31 foursomes played in a captain’s choice scramble at the James River Course of the Country Club of Virginia. Each foursome represented a community supporter of The First Tee of Greater Richmond. Title sponsor, Markel, filled three foursomes with current and prospective friends of The First Tee. Junior participants of The First Tee joined the post-play reception to assist with award distribution and present the exclusive raffle ticket winner. The Dominion Energy Charity Classic donated one foursome in the Wednesday Pro-Am to be held on October 16th this fall. This raffle opportunity raised $20,000 for the chapter with ticket sales purchased from a variety of donors. “We are thrilled to build upon an existing relationship with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in an annual event to raise awareness for our organization,” said Brent Schneider, CEO of The First Tee of Greater Richmond. “Not only did this serve as our primary fundraising event, but it will also allow us a platform to provide our supporters with an exceptional opportunity to play such a special PGA TOUR-ready course while we fulfill our vision: to strengthen the character of our community.” The First Tee is national youth development organization teaching life skills and character education through the game of golf and the Greater Richmond chapter alone serves over 80,000 youth annually. The organization is growing the game both on and off the course at two programming facilities, in 127 area elementary schools, and in collaboration with numerous youth-serving partners.
The First Tee is a great partner to us at the PGA TOUR, so we are thrilled to work with the Richmond chapter to bring this important event to life in 2019. Elevating local charities in the Richmond community continues to be a driving force for us at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic and we know this event will help to continue fostering lasting and impactful charitable contributions in our community.” – Dominion Energy Charity Classic Executive Director, Steve Schoenfeld
The Country Club of Virginia is excited to serve as the host site for the inaugural event. The development of junior golf is something we are passionate about for both our members and the community. The First Tee of Greater Richmond is an outstanding organization and we are honored to be a partner in this endeavor. – Club President, Pierce Walmsley.