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PGA picks groups for fundraising program


Local Charitable Organizations to Receive Tickets and Percentage of Total Ticket Sales

BENTON HARBOR, MICH. (March 22, 2018)The PGA of America is pleased to announce the organizations that have been selected for its Non-Profit Fundraising Program for the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. The program allows select organizations to receive 50 percent of the total ticket sales sold by the organization to this year’s Championship, which will take place May 22-27 at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  

“The PGA of America is committed to making a positive, long-lasting impact in our host communities,” said Ryan Ogle, championship director. “The groups that were selected this year range from athletic organizations to those that provide medical and educational assistance to deserving youth. We are fortunate that there are so many great non-profit organizations that have stepped up to support this Championship. We look forward to seeing these groups at this year’s event.”

The Non-Profit Fundraising participants for this year’s Championship are Grace Lutheran Church and School; The Symphony League of Southwest Michigan; Harbor Habitat for Humanity; Pennies From Heaven, a non-profit organization providing financial assistance and comfort to young adults, ages 21-30, during their battle with cancer; YMCA SW Michigan; Computers 4 Cause, which donates your new or used computer to Charity Michigan; Benton Harbor Promise Foundation; The First Tee of Benton Harbor; Kalamazoo Junior Golf Association; Lakeshore High School Boys Golf; Benton Harbor Public Library; JOY Camp; The First Tee of West Michigan; Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo; myTEAM TRIUMPH – Michigan, an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events; Feeding America West Michigan; Emergency Shelter Services; Voice Change Hope Alliance, an organization in Berrien County Michigan focused on fighting prescription drug and Heroin addiction, and United Way of Southwest Michigan

“We are honored to have been selected as one of the non-profit fundraising organizations for this year’s Championship,” said Alloyd Blackmon, Benton Harbor Promise Foundation. “The kids look forward to this event in Benton Harbor, where they are able to watch the best golf professionals in the world and participate in a variety of activities for young people. We would like to thank the PGA of America for its kindness and generosity.” 

Golf fans can support the mission of these non-profit organizations by purchasing Championship tickets from any of these selected organizations at

For more information about the 79th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, visit and click “Buy Tickets Here!” or call 1-800-PGA-GOLF (800-742-4653). 

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