ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – The seventh annual RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Event held at Sea Island Golf Club, raised more than $2.2 million for children and family charities. This brings the seven-year charitable contribution of the tournament to more than $7 million.
Charitable dollars are distributed by the Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages and operates The RSM Classic was established in 2005 by professional golfer Davis Love III and his wife Robin. The Foundation contributes to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The Foundation’s mission is to help build a better future for children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
“Our Foundation is committed to positively impacting children and family charities through the dollars raised by The RSM Classic,” said Davis Love III, 21-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Member of Team RSM, and Captain of the winning 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team. “It is our privilege to continue the PGA TOUR’s tradition of charitable giving. The RSM Classic is the largest fundraiser of our Foundation, and we couldn’t be more excited about the dollars raised this past year.”
As part of The RSM Classic, RSM offices across the country participate in fundraising efforts through its Birdies Fore Love program. RSM offices commit to raising funds for a local charity that aligns with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and Davis Love Foundation. In 2016, a record $1.5 million was raised through financial gifts from partners, principals and employees, clients and friends, and a generous match from the RSM US Foundation.
“RSM has a long history of stewardship in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Joe Adams, the company’s managing partner and CEO. “The RSM Classic and Birdies Fore Love provide our employees and clients with additional opportunities to give back, and we are proud of the way they have so generously supported deserving charitable organizations nationwide.”
“When we first announced that there would be a PGA TOUR event in the Golden Isles, we knew it would have far-reaching charitable and economic impact,” said Love. “Spectators, volunteers, sponsors, PGA TOUR pros and their families love coming here. It’s rewarding to showcase our area on a world stage and to generate such a strong positive charitable and economic impact.”