The Wells Fargo Championship, on behalf of Champions for Education, announced on October 18 more than $1.5 million in donations to Charlotte-area organizations. In the past 16 years, Champions for Education has assisted with awareness and contributed $22 million to charitable organizations.
As a result of the 2018 tournament, Champions for Education is making individual donations to its three primary charitable organizations, including Levine Children’s Hospital which received $250,000, the largest of the three gifts. Levine Children’s Hospital has been a primary charitable beneficiary of the Wells Fargo Championship since 2011.
“One of the key reasons this tournament has been special from the beginning is the people who want to be involved each year,” Tournament Director Gary Sobba said (left: Sobba pictured with Javier Oesterheld, Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Endowed Chair in Cancer & Blood Disorders.) “There are a lot of kind and unselfish people who share their time and energy to help this tournament make a positive impact in Charlotte and around the region. With support from Wells Fargo, our corporate partners, volunteers, members of the Quail Hollow Club and our loyal fans, we are grateful we can continue to make an impact on other people’s lives either through awareness or financial assistance.”
Brandi Jensen, mother of Wren Jensen, a pediatric cancer patient at Levine Children’s Hospital, is grateful for the impact that the funds raised from the Wells Fargo Championship will have for her child. “For a family like ours, who call Levine Children’s Hospital our second home, we’re so thankful for the ongoing support of community partners,” says Brandi. “Children like my daughter Wren have access to the best cancer treatments possible – right here in our community – thanks to generous support from the Wells Fargo Championship. We didn’t realize how valuable this was until we needed it. Thank you!”
To learn more about the Wells Fargo Championship, visit wellsfargochampionship.com. To learn more about the excellent pediatric care offered at Levine Children’s Hospital, visit atriumhealth.org/medical-services/childrens-services.
Featured Photo (L-R): Gary Sobba, Wells Fargo Championship Tournament Director; Kendall Alley, Regional President, Wells Fargo; Stacy Nicholson, President, Levine Children’s Hospital; Armando Chardiet, President, Atrium Health Foundation, and; Drew Herman, VP & Chief Medical Officer, Levine Children’s Hospital.