The Hoag Classic is one of the most prestigious events on the PGA TOUR Champions. It hosts the finest field of professional golfers all year, is played at one of the most scenic golf courses and has donated record earnings for charity.
Known as the most philanthropic tournament on the PGA TOUR Champions, this event is highly regarded for its profound history of giving. In 2000, it became the first event to raise $1,000,000 for charity – which went unmatched for four years. We set the standard that has since become the model for every TOUR event.
For 20 years, the tournament has raised over $20,000,000 which directly aided our community in Southern California. Proceeds have benefitted many of Hoag’s institutes including the Hoag Cancer Foundation, the Sue & Bill Gross Women’s Pavilion, Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute, and Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center. In addition to Hoag, tournament proceeds have also been contributed to more than 50 local charities.
New charitable initiatives include support of local military families and charities on behalf of Military Appreciation Day. Military causes include the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, the Navy Memorial Foundation and the Blue Angels Foundation.
Hoag Classic & Kingston Technology Scholarship Fund
As part of the continued partnership to help further the education of students, the Hoag Classic partnered with Kingston Technology to fund $70,000 in scholarships.
Luis Cornejo was the first recipient of the Kingston Technology-Hoag Classic, Scholarship fund for Hoag Employees. Additional scholarships from this employee scholarship program will be granted later in the year. The second recipient, through the Newport Beach Country Club scholarship fund to help support Newport Beach Country Club employees, was given to Jesse Lopez, who’s father is an employee at Newport Beach Country Club. Finally, four students from The First Tee of Orange County each received $2,500 to help further their education.