Inaugural United Way Charity Classic Presented by Club Car raises $73,000 for CSRA Programs
Augusta, Ga., July 9,, 2012 - The inaugural United Way Charity Classic presented by Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, raised more than $73,000 for health and human service programs supported by United Way of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).
The event, which attracted 128 players including a number of Club Car suppliers, was held at the Champions Retreat Golf Club in Evans. Funds from the tournament will go toward United Way's 2012 fundraising campaign, which supports 42 health and human service programs in Augusta and the surrounding area.
"United Way would not be able to meet the growing needs of our community without the generous support of partners like Club Car," said Rina Powell, United Way's senior director of resource development. "The impact of an event like this on our community is tremendous."
Club Car is a longtime supporter of United Way of the CSRA.
"Club Car is delighted to continue our support for United Way and the work it does to address the needs of local residents and organizations," said Jason Goldberg, Club Car's vice president of Aftermarket Parts and Services and the company's United Way representative. "We also appreciate the participation of so many of our suppliers who helped make the first Charity Classic a success."
About United Way of the CSRA
United Way of the CSRA focuses on identifying local health and human service needs and securing the resources to meet these needs. Through an annual campaign, funding is provided to 42 vital programs that make a difference in the lives of local citizens every day. With a focus on helping youth succeed, providing basic needs, strengthening families and individuals, and promoting health and wellness, United Way is helping to make the CSRA a stronger and safer community. United Way also provides additional services and resources through grants, collaborations, and partnerships. Additional services include the FamilyWize prescription discount card, 2-1-1 information and referral help line, volunteer income tax assistance, and others. Services extend to 12 counties in Georgia including Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Lincoln, Wilkes, Taliaferro, Glascock and communities in Warren, Jefferson, Emanuel, Jenkins and McDuffie. Services also extend to communities in three South Carolina counties including Aiken, Edgefield and McCormick.
About Ingersoll Rand and Club Car
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® -work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Club Car has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The Club Car product portfolio includes golf and commercial utility vehicles, multi-passenger shuttle vehicles, rough-terrain and off-road utility vehicles and street legal low-speed vehicles for commercial and consumer markets. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com