A total of 287 eagles were recorded by LPGA Tour professionals throughout weekend play this season for a grand total of $303,000 in the CME Group Cares Weekend donation pot.
CME Group and the LPGA expanded the Race to the CME Globe weekend charitable program in 2016 to include Bright Pink®, a national non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Bright Pink® joins Wounded Warrior Project® in the expanded partnership, CME Group Cares Weekend.
CME Group Cares Weekend is a season-long charitable giving program that turns eagles into donations. For each eagle recorded during weekend play (Saturday and Sunday) throughout the 2016 LPGA Tour season, CME Group donates $1,000 to the program’s total donation count. During the CME Group Tour Championship the amount contributed per eagle increases to $5,000 throughout the weekend. The money raised will go towards a charitable pool and be split evenly between Wounded Warrior Project® and Bright Pink®.
Throughout the week, veterans of the Wounded Warrior Project were stationed at the 18th green tending the pin donned with the American flag during tournament play.