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ClubCorp Charity Classic Raises Record-Breaking $3,053,312

Wed. Feb. 15, 2017

In its 10th year, ClubCorp’s major philanthropic effort has now raised more than $20.3 million

DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ClubCorp – The World Leader in Private Clubs® (NYSE:MYCC) – today announced that through its Charity Classic events the company raised $3,053,312 in 2016, breaking its previous all-time fundraising record set in 2015. The Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major philanthropic effort benefiting over 100 national and local charitable organizations, Augie’s Quest/ALS Therapy Development Institute and ClubCorp’s E.P.C.F., has now raised more than $20.3 million since its inception in 2007.

ClubCorp Charity Classic event at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas
From left: Joel Pitts, ClubCorp Regional Vice President; Lynne Nieto, wife of Augie Nieto of Augie’s Quest; Brookhaven Member David McCool and Chuck Feddersen, ClubCorp Executive Vice President, Golf and Country Clubs, attend the 2016 ClubCorp Charity Classic event at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas. Brookhaven Country Club raised a total of $80,000 during their event, while ClubCorp clubs combined raised more than $3 million.

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Across the U.S. throughout much of 2016, nearly 15,000 people participated in more than 160 ClubCorp clubs open-to-the-public Charity Classic events. The events, consisting of golf and tennis tournaments, concerts, galas, auctions, 5K runs and unique dining experiences, all benefited the following deserving non-profits:

  • Augie’s Quest, an aggressive fundraising effort focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS by supporting the work of the ALS Therapy Development Institute
  • ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.), a 501(c)3 fund established to help Employee Partners of ClubCorp's family of clubs in need of financial assistance in times of crisis
  • More than 100 national and local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Wounded Warrior Project and The First Tee

“The Charity Classic has reached this $20 million milestone because of the hard work and dedication of our clubs, their members and employee partners and those in their communities who come together each year to support these very important causes,” said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp CEO. “I am so proud of what the Charity Classic has become and would like to thank every participant for their support.”

Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest and person with ALS says, “The partnership between Augie’s Quest and ClubCorp continues to exceed expectations. Each club’s team works tirelessly on the events and we are so grateful for the continued support.”

The official date for the upcoming 11th annual ClubCorp Charity Classic event is Sept. 29, 2017, with events throughout the country to be held from February through November. For more information on the ClubCorp Charity Classic, visit

About ClubCorp (NYSE:MYCC)
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs and private business clubs in North America. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 430,000 members, with approximately 20,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:MYCC). ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.

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