Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Donates $315,000 to Charity

Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger Donates $315,000 to Charity

Toledo, Ohio – Dec. 17, 2010 -- The Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger distributed $300,000 to Northwest Ohio children’s charities today as a result of the 2010 tournament. Checks were presented to the charities during the tournament’s annual charity luncheon at Owens Corning’s World Headquarters. It was also announced that the tournament raised an additional $15,000 from its first “Tickets for Charity” program sponsored by Owens-Illinois.

This year’s donations will help over 1,800 children in Northwest Ohio. With this year’s contributions, the tournament has now contributed over $6.8 million to more than 125 northwest Ohio children’s charities since its inception in 1984.

This year’s contributions were made to the following children’s charities:

  • Ronald McDonald House of NW Ohio - $50,000
  • Sunshine, Inc. - $35,000
  • Toledo Community Recreation Program - $30,000
  • JFOCC Scholarship Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation - $30,000
  • Camp Courageous - $25,000
  • Heartbeat of Toledo - $25,000
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation - $25,000
  • Mary Immaculate School - $25,000
  • Toledo Symphony - $25,000
  • Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth - $15,000
  • Gliding Stars of Toledo - $5,000

In July, the tournament donated $5,000 to both the American Red Cross and the Lake Kids Relief Fund following the tornados that devastated Lake Township. This money was given to these charities at the Hylant Group Gala Dinner and Show. The LPGA also donated $5,000 to the Lake Kids Relief Fund at the dinner.

“It’s always an honor to give funds directly to deserving charities in Northwest Ohio as the result of another successful LPGA golf tournament,” said Mike Thaman, chairman and chief executive officer – Owens Corning. “These charities serve an important role in strengthening our community through continuous service to those in need.”

“It is an honor to be associated with the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic and the charitable foundation that this tournament has been built on, “stated Board Chairman Rich Crawford. “The success of the 2010 tournament is evident in the level of giving we have been able to provide. We all recognize the challenging economic conditions we face, and we at the JFOCC are proud of today’s contribution and thankful to all of our sponsors, volunteers and community for supporting this year’s tournament.”

Next year, Inverness Club will host the 2011 U. S. Senior Open Championship July 25-31. It was also announced that eight Toledo area children’s charities will receive 25% of the net proceeds from the Championship. They include:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of NW Ohio
  • Adopt America Network
  • Autism Model School
  • Children’s Rights Council of NW Ohio
  • Toledo Area Ministries
  • Toledo Basketball Academy
  • Veggie U
  • JFOCC Scholarship Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation

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