The Dominion Energy Charity Classic was recently named the recipient of the prestigious President’s Award during the PGA TOUR Champions awards program. It was the first time the event, which has been held in the Richmond Region since 2016, received the award.
The Dominion Energy Charity Classic received the recognition because the event captures the criteria of all PGA TOUR Champions awards, as well as the intangibles that make the tournament stand out.
“The Dominion Energy Charity Classic has been a standout event on our tour for a number of years,” said PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady. “This year’s tournament was even more unique, bringing in the inaugural River City Classic and expanding the reach of the tournament’s initiatives to draw in fans with a variety of interests – highlighted by events like the ‘Game Changers’ Executive Women’s Day. The work that the tournament team at Dominion have done to support the Richmond community is second to none and I’m thrilled to be able to present the 2022 President’s Award to their event.”
According to the PGA Tour, the Dominion Energy Charity Classic:
- Tallied a record total in local sales.
- Donated over $2 million to charity in 2022, and have had well over $1 million every year since 2018.
- More than 1,100 volunteers – almost 40 percent were title sponsor employees.
- Oversaw the execution of the inaugural River City Classic, with seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) competing in a 36-hole tournament at Belmont Golf Course and the Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course.
- Held events to draw in a variety of interests, including a “Game Changers” Executive Women’s Day and a Friday Night Military Appreciation Concert, with special guest Lauren Alaina.
- The James River course at the Country Club of Virginia provided a fantastic layout and a tough test for the golfers on PGA TOUR Champions.
The 2023 tournament will return to the Country Club of Virginia on the James River Course on October 19-22. The PGA TOUR Champions tournament, currently in its eighth year, is dedicated to generating charitable funds for local communities, with a focus on military support. Over the years, the event has generated more than $9.3 for charities in the Richmond Region.