The Wells Fargo Championship is proud to partner with Beds for Kids and the PGA TOUR Wives Association again this year. Charlotte-based charity Beds for Kids holds a large fundraising dinner/silent auction each year. The Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am Draft Party venue space is unused on Monday night and is donated to to Beds for Kids to reduce their expenses. The dinner and silent auction were very successful again this year as the PGA TOUR Wives Association raised approximately 30% more funds than in 2015 enabling them to present Beds for Kids with a $5,000 donation. In addition to the fundraising event, the PGA TOUR Wives Association worked with Beds for Kids at the warehouse for several hours making furniture and bedding selections for families receiving the furniture. During their visit, several delivery trucks were loaded and ready to roll upon their arrival. Two wives per truck travelled on actual deliveries to the receiving families. The wives testimonials are emotional as well as thrilling. They cannot believe the impact this organization has on the community and they are thrilled to be part of it and to see the benefits.
“Levine Children’s Hospital enjoys being involved in the Wells Fargo Championship and the Community Courtyard! We are so appreciative of the opportunity to share our hospital with the tournament’s guests. While we hope no child ever has to spend time in the hospital, we’re glad that they know Levine Children’s Hospital’s expert care is here if they need us for any reason, big or small. Thank you for all you do to support our patients and families; it is because of your generosity and charitable donations that we are able to provide world-class pediatric care for the children of Charlotte, all in a kid-friendly, family-centered atmosphere.”
- Lauren Moskowitz, Carolina Healthcare System
“The opportunity to participate in the Community Courtyard space again this year was even more exciting. Having Wells Fargo Championship’s youngest guests and their parents visit us again because they enjoyed the experience last year was extremely rewarding. The curiosity we see in our young scientists during the Championship is the same curiosity the Championship inspires in science classrooms throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg during the school year. We are grateful for our partnership with Wells Fargo Championship and the commitment we share to provide students with an opportunity to receive the education they
need and deserve.”
- Tiffany M. Capers, Teach For America | Charlotte
During the afternoon round of the Wednesday Pro-Am, the First Tee kids become caddies on two par three holes, #2 & #17. It is a wonderful experience for them to engage with a PGA TOUR professional. We provide shirts and caps which become covered in autographs by the end of the day.
Our Youth Exhibition featuring Scott Langley and D.A. Points was held on Wednesday at 4pm. Scott Langley is the only PGA TOUR professional who went through the First Tee program and had a very special impact on the First Tee kids attending.
“The First Tee of Greater Charlotte was thrilled to be a part of The Wells Fargo Championship Community Courtyard. Throughout tournament week, patrons actively visited the Community Courtyard. Our staff, volunteers, and even our participants got the chance to teach patrons, young and old, a little bit about our mission and the impact The First Tee has on the community. We are eternally grateful for the Wells Fargo Championship’s inclusion of The First Tee of Greater Charlotte.”
– Emily Lockard, The First Tee of Greater Charlotte