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"This year was yet another fantastic event at Champions Retreat," said Grand Slam champion Gary Player. "It has been a wonderful start to the annual GPI series, and I continue to be inspired and amazed by the tremendous work that can be accomplished when business people, athletes and celebrities come together in support of a common cause." read more

"I'm really excited to collaborate with St. Jude and FedEx to create a program that raises funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation," said Jack Nicklaus, who, along with wife Barbara, co-founded NCHCF. "Our mission has been to grow our Foundation to benefit children's hospitals and programs around the country." read more

"I've received the extraordinary gift of life twice," said Compton. "Every day, I honor that by working hard, taking care of myself and my family, keeping perspective on the golf course and working closely with my doctors to stay healthy, while at the same time, trying to inspire others through my involvement in programs such as 'Play Through' with Donate Life America." read more

"Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management is a strong supporter of our nation's military, and we're very proud to have taken part in this year's Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Charity Golf Tournament," said John McMurry, Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. read more

"Our GPI events continue to grow with each year, and we are pleased to kick off the 2014 series at Champions Retreat in Augusta," said Marc Player, CEO of Black Knight International. "It is an exciting time to meet with many of our friends and corporate partners while attending The Masters. We are looking forward to a very successful event and hope to make it the best year yet." read more

"The true heart of Mirabel is its membership … a membership that shows a great deal of heart for the community," said Dennis Evans, President of the Mirabel Board of Directors. "The amount of time, talent and fund raising that our members commit to support our broader community speaks volumes about the Mirabel Community." read more

"We're hoping to give Riley even more after the tournament," said French Lick Resort Vice President Joe Vezzoso. Resort Charity Events will also donate 80 percent of the net profits. "We've already had some great sponsors step up and look forward to more civic-minded businesses joining them. More sponsorship dollars ultimately means more for Riley Children's Hospital." read more

"Participating in The Toshiba Classic provides us an opportunity to reach out one-on-one to potential participants as well as potential volunteers. Our entire team at The First Tee of Orange County thanks the charitable group at The Toshiba Classic for their generosity to the community and for letting our program benefit by it," said The First Tee of Orange County President Tim Casey. read more

"We love participating at the RBC Heritage each year because they are indisputably committed to supporting charitable causes, while delivering an exciting week of great golf," said Caddy For A Cure CEO and program founder Russ Holden. "We always have top world ranked players to offer to golf fans and there is no better way to be in the middle of it all in the world of golf." read more

"We are honored to call ourselves partners of the Folds of Honor Foundation," said Brandon Sowell, global sales and marketing manager for Golf Pride. "Folds of Honor provides valuable support to the families of the men and women that defend our great nation everyday. We look forward to continuing our relationship with this great organization." read more

"Each year, Jack and I are overwhelmed by the passion and compassion shown by the players and professionals who support The Jake," said Barbara Nicklaus, Chairman of the Board for the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation. "For this year's event to raise over $2 million sends a message about the collective spirit of the participants and how important the efforts of the Foundation are." read more

"We're thrilled to be participating in the 2014 Desert Smash benefiting the Cancer for College Foundation," said Todd Harman, President of Cleveland Golf / Srixon / XXIO - U.S.A. "Cancer has touched the lives of almost all those around us. To have the opportunity to partner with Cancer for College and help youth achieve their educational goals is an absolute privilege." read more

"Our program and its success rely on the community and its support. The Marbella Country Club fundraiser is a significant event as it is the first fundraiser held in the southern portion of Orange County which helps us reaches another group of potential group of kids in which we can affect," said The First Tee of Orange County President Tim Casey. read more

"We love participating at the Honda Classic each year because we always have exciting golf superstars and celebrities to offer to golf fans as caddy opportunities. There is no better way to be in the middle of it all on this type of stage anywhere in the world of golf," said Caddy For A Cure CEO and program founder Russ Holden. read more

"We love kicking off our year at such an exciting event as the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, especially with a player like Lee Westwood. Lee loves giving back from this great sport and has participated with us multiple times in the past, becoming a huge supporter of our program," said Caddy For A Cure CEO and program founder Russ Holden. read more

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