Marathon LPGA Classic donates $815,810 children’s charities

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Press Staff Writer

        Earlier this month, the Marathon LPGA Classic Presented by Dana distributed a record $815,810 to 29 area children's charities as a result of this year's tournament.
        The tournament has now raised close to $13 million for 200 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan children’s charities since its inception in 1984.
        “We are very pleased to announce that the Marathon LPGA Classic Presented by Dana will contribute more than $800,000 to support charities this year,” said John Rice, Manager of Brand Marketing & Commerce at Marathon Petroleum. “Tournament staff did a great job planning the event around ongoing COVID-19 concerns and in the shadow of the largest event in ladies professional golf, The Solheim Cup, played right here in Toledo within weeks of The Classic. The continued success of this event in setting yet another record for charitable support is a clear testament to the commitment of local sponsors, volunteers, and fans of the Marathon LPGA Classic.”    
        The breakdown of charities that received contributions is as follows:
        • Annika Sorenstam and Renee Powell Foundations - $10,000
        • Autism Model School - $9,000
        • Avenues for Autism - $30,000
        • Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio - $10,000
        • Challenged Champions Equestrian Center - $54,000
        • Children's Mentoring Connection - $11,000
        • Children's Theatre Workshop of Toledo- $8,500
        • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - $20,000
        • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo - $5,000
        • First Tee of Lake Erie/Boys & Girls Club - $106,250
        • Good Grief of Northwest Ohio - $25,000
        • Hilty Childcare and Preschool - $9,000
        • Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund - $28,000
        • LPGA Girls Golf - $26,500
        • Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio - $5,000
        • Marathon LPGA Classic Charity Ticket Program - $13,560
        • Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity - $50,000
        • Michigan Lupus Foundation - $7,500
        • Miracle League of Findlay - $35,000
        • On-Target Outfitters - $29,000
        • Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center - $30,000
        • Putnam County YMCA - $35,000
        • Ronald McDonald House Charities - $50,000
        • Susan G. Komen of NW Ohio - $1,500
        • Sylvania Community Arts Organization - $2,000
        • The Victory Center - $15,000
        • Toledo Cultural Arts Center - The Valentine Theatre - $25,000
        • Toledo School For The Arts - $25,000
        • Toledo Science Center - Imagination Station - $20,000
        • Toledo SeaGate Food Bank - $40,000
        • United States Vets - $10,000
        • Wood County Plays - $20,000
        • Young Life - $15,000
        As announced in early November, the tournament's new name is the Dana Open Presented by Marathon. Next year's event will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at Highland Meadows Golf Club.
        For more information, visit danaopen.com or follow on social media.

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