December 2019

Heritage Classic Foundation is the Fabric of our Community

Author: Special to CH2

If you live on Hilton Head Island, you know the fifty-second RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is taking place April 13-19, 2020. The longevity of this tournament speaks volumes to the unwavering support of our fans, volunteers, sponsors, partners, dignitaries, board members and golfers who make this event possible each year.

“The community truly embraces this event,” said Simon Fraser, chairman of the Heritage Classic Foundation. “Most tournaments are in large communities where 80 percent of the people don’t even know a golf tournament is going on. Whereas on Hilton Head Island, everybody knows this is the biggest event of the year.”

Even if you are familiar with the RBC Heritage, you may not know about the not-for-profit organization that is the driving force behind South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event. Since 1987, the year Heritage Classic Foundation was founded as a 501 ©(3), $43 million has been distributed to those in need. Last year, the foundation broke records by facilitating more than $3.3 million in donations to charitable organizations across South Carolina. The work these organizations do on a daily basis is truly life enhancing, and we’re honored to support them.

Who it helps
More than 330 high school seniors have received four-year scholarships thanks to the success of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Champions Fore Charity and Birdies for Charity, two programs facilitated by the Heritage Classic Foundation, provide nearly 100 charities with financial support each year. These non-profits feed and clothe children and the less fortunate; they provide shelter to the homeless and abused; and they enhance our communities with arts and culture.

Economic impact
Golf fans from across the country—and in some cases, the world—come to enjoy the RBC Heritage. While they’re here, they stay in our hotels, dine at local restaurants and shop at local businesses. The RBC Heritage pumps more than $102 million into South Carolina’s economy.

“Once you come to the tournament, you want to come back,” RBC Heritage Tournament Director Steve Wilmot explained. “It’s more than just a golf tournament; it’s a time to catch up with friends and family and have fun while enjoying the other activities happening on the course and on Hilton Head Island. There is something for everyone to enjoy, even if you’re not a golfer.”

Thanks to our volunteers
RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing would not be possible without our dedicated team of amazing volunteers. Their hard work and professionalism have earned one of the PGA TOUR’s highest ratings, year after year. It’s because of them that the Heritage Classic Foundation is consistently able to make substantial contributions to charities in our community.

Get your plaid on!
You can support the Heritage Classic Foundation by purchasing a ticket to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. You can also participate in the Birdies for Charity or Champions Fore Charity giving programs. Another unique way for South Carolina residents to support the Heritage Classic Foundation is to purchase a Heritage Classic Foundation license plate at the DMV. If you are a local business looking to get involved, there are many opportunities on and off the golf course. The RBC Heritage is an economic engine that generates year-round growth.

“Giving back to the community is what makes the PGA TOUR unique,” Wilmot said. “The tournament’s proceeds are given back to the community. We are able to support many wonderful organizations that help make the Lowcountry a better place for all residents.” 

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