Hopkinton, Mass– July 24, 2017
Dell Technologies and the PGA TOUR are pleased to announce the New England-based charities that will benefit from the Dell Technologies Championship’s overall charitable contributions: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and MassGeneral Hospital for Children. TPC Boston will be hosting top golfers from around the world at the Dell Technologies Championship in Norton, Mass., from Aug. 30 to Sept. 4, 2017.
Dell made a long-term commitment to society, employees and the environment through its Legacy of Good plan, which recognizes the company’s key corporate social responsibility efforts. As such, Dell Technologies is dedicated to using the charitable proceeds from the tournament to encourage improved health, wellness, and academic achievement that will have a measurable and lasting impact on the community.
“Dell Technologies believes that our purpose is to drive human progress, using technology and expertise where it can do good for people and the planet,” said Trisa Thompson, senior vice president and chief responsibility officer, Dell. “Dell Technologies is always looking for new ways to innovate and give back to the community. The Dell Technologies Championship gives us another opportunity to capitalize on our Legacy of Good commitment, driving better outcomes for the communities in which we live and work.”
The Dell Technologies Championship was originally introduced in 2003 as the PGA TOUR returned to the Boston market for the first time since the 1998 New England Classic. With the introduction of the FedExCup in 2007, the tournament was elevated to its current position as the second FedExCup Playoffs event. Since its inception, Dell Technologies Championship has generated over $27 million for local and national charities. This is the first year that Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and MassGeneral Hospital for Children have been named charity partners of the tournament.
Recognized as an organization that can drive better outcomes for its community, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB), has been named the official charity partner of the tournament. BGCB provides a fun, safe and affordable place for nearly 16,000 young people to go when they are not in school. Its staff of caring youth development professionals serve as positive role models and deliver thoughtfully designed programs and activities to help members achieve academic success, live healthy lifestyles, build character and practice good citizenship.
Additionally, the Dell Technologies Championship has announced Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) as its community charity partner, because of its growing influence on the large and diverse neighborhood it serves. Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester inspires and enables all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community. The charitable proceeds from the event will go to BGCD's programming that supports thousands of children with a focus on kindergarten readiness, literacy, STEM and creativity.
“We are looking forward to beginning a new and exciting partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs across Boston and its surrounding areas,” said Rich Brady, executive director of the Dell Technologies Championship. “This event has a long history of giving back to worthy nonprofits, and we are glad to have the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester on board for what we expect to be a successful 2017 event at TPC Boston.”
The tournament also named MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) as the official charity partner for “Arnie’s March Boston,” a noncompetitive 5K walk to honor Arnold Palmer, the original designer of TPC Boston. 100% of the proceeds raised for the walk will benefit the hospital’s pediatric cancer center, which is dedicated to providing outstanding personalized, developmentally appropriate care for infants, children and adolescents within the context of their family and community. MGHfC is home to the only proton beam radiation facility in New England, which gives children with cancerous brain tumors, eye tumors and other illnesses access to groundbreaking, state-of-the-art therapy. Arnie’s March Boston will take place Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Please register here.
Other charity partners that the 2017 Dell Technologies Championship will continue to support:
Attleboro YMCA: The Attleboro YMCA is a charitable organization dedicated to the physical, mental and spiritual development of all. It fosters personal growth through quality programs and services provided in a positive environment by committed staff and volunteers. The Attleboro YMCA is a designated 501-C3 nonprofit charitable organization.
Golf Fights Cancer: Golf Fights Cancer (GFC) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that taps into the passion and generosity of all golfers to raise much needed funds for cancer related organizations and families living with the disease. Specifically, GFC makes targeted donations for equipment, services, and/or amenities that make an immediate positive impact on treatment and the experience for both the patient and family.
Hockomock Area YMCA: The Hockomock Area YMCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Massachusetts Golf Association: The MGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting and preserving amateur golf in the Commonwealth. Since it was founded in 1903, the organization has enjoyed a growth from 42 to 360+ member clubs, two to 12 Championships and from 1,000 to more than 87,000 member golfers.
Ouimet Scholarship Fund: The Ouimet Fund’s purpose is to help deserving young men and women who have worked at golf courses in Massachusetts obtain a college education. It provides need-based undergraduate scholarships which are renewable and can be worth up to $10,000 – $40,000 (or more) for four years. The Ouimet Fund is the largest independent scholarship fund in New England.
The Red Sox Foundation: The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the goal of the Red Sox Foundation is to harness the passion Red Sox fans display and transform it into a vehicle for positive exchange in the community.
Charitable partner quotes:
Josh Kraft, Nicholas President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
“Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is grateful to be the official charity partner of the Dell Technologies Championship. An investment in our children, is an investment in our city and our future. This support will have a dramatic impact on the lives of thousands of children and help us build a better Boston today and for years to come.”
Bob Scannell, President & CEO at Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
“We are proud to be recognized and supported by Dell Technologies Championship. We work hard to provide children of all ages from Dorchester with skills, motivation and support that will help them thrive in school and become the leaders of tomorrow. With access to technology and high-quality learning activities, as well as opportunities to participate in the arts, music, leadership development, athletics and more, our members are prepared to achieve to the maximum of their ability and potential.”
Howard Weinstein, Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children
“Through the generosity of the Dell Technologies Championship, we are able to move the needle forward in pediatric cancer research. Not only does their support provide much-needed funds for research, but it helps ensure that our pediatric patients have access to quality-of-life programming like art and music therapy and child life services that help children and their families cope with childhood cancer diagnosis. We are incredibly grateful for their support.”
About Dell Technologies
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About the Dell Technologies Championship
The Dell Technologies Championship has been the premier professional sports event on Labor Day weekend in the greater Boston area for 14 years. Since Adam Scott won the inaugural event at TPC Boston in 2003, the championship has generated over $27 million for local & national charities. The list of heralded champions also includes Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson and defending champion Rory McIlroy. The Dell Technologies Championship occupies a prominent position on the PGA TOUR schedule as the second of four events in the TOUR’s season-ending FedExCup Playoffs, and annually welcomes the top 100 players on the FedExCup Points List to Boston. This year’s championship will take place August 30 – September 4.