HP Byron Nelson Championship Raises $5.37 Million for Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers
IRVING, TX, August 16, 2012 – Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas, host organization of the HP Byron Nelson Championship, announced today that the 2012 Championship raised $5.37 million for Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, bringing the total raised since the event’s inception to more than $127 million. This donation represents a 4% increase over the 2011 proceeds.
Funds generated from the Championship benefit Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, a nonprofit organization that provides innovative education programs and therapeutic services for more than 7,000 troubled and at-risk children and their families in the greater Dallas area each year. The Salesmanship Club provides the majority of SCYFC’s operating budget, primarily through the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
“Throughout the long months of planning for this successful event we kept our focus on one thing: why we do this,” said Robert Smith, 2012 tournament chairman. “Kids are at the heart of everything we do at the Salesmanship Club, and I’m proud that this event has such a tremendous positive impact on children and families in our community. I’m grateful to our title sponsor, HP, and the many sponsors, patrons and volunteers at our Championship who are such a big part of helping us transform kids’ lives.”
“As our primary fundraiser each year, the Nelson is critical to our ability to change the odds for kids and families who are struggling,” said David Hayden, board chairman of Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers. “I hope that everyone who sponsors or attends the tournament realizes that this is so much more than a golf tournament or a social event. Your participation is truly making a difference in kids’ lives.”
The 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship will be played May 13-19 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving.
About the HP Byron Nelson Championship
The HP Byron Nelson Championship has been a premier event on the PGA TOUR since 1968. Dallas’ biggest sports attraction and most anticipated social event of the spring is also the most financially successful charity event on the PGA TOUR, raising over $122 million for children and families served by Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers. Join us May 14-20, 2012 at the Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. A Great Time. A Greater Cause. Learn more at hpbnc.org.
About Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers is changing the odds for at-risk and troubled kids and families in North Texas. Funds raised at the HP Byron Nelson Championship support Salesmanship Club’s work in providing counseling and other therapeutic services to troubled kids and improving inner-city education. Learn more at salesmanshipclub.org.