BUICK EXCEEDS $26 MILLION MARK IN CHARITY DONATIONS THROUGH ITS GOLF SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
DETROIT - Buick has now raised more than $26 million
for local charities through its title-sponsored PGA Tour events.
The Buick Open has generated $5.8 million for Flint
area charities since 1982, including a record $554,000 from
the 2002 Buick Open. The Buick Invitational (since
1992) has generated more than $4.7 million for local charities
in the San Diego area, including a record $877,000 in 2002.
The Buick Classic has now raised $13.3 million since
1990- including a record $1.2 million in 2002. Previously
sponsored tournaments, including the Buick Challenge (Pine
Mountain, Ga.) and the Tampa Bay Classic presented by Buick,
donated more than 2.3 million dollars to local charities in
After all of the bills are paid for each of Buick's PGA Tour
events, the remaining proceeds go to charity.
"As one of the leading national contributors to charity,
golf gives us the opportunity to give back to the community
in our tournament markets and support a number of worthwhile
causes," said Larry Peck, golf marketing manager for
Buick. "We look forward to continuing to increase our
contributions in the years ahead."
Buick's three title-sponsored PGA Tour events are: the Buick
Invitational at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif.
(Feb. 10-16); the Buick Classic at Westchester Country Club
in Harrison, N.Y. (June 16-22); and the Buick Open at Warwick
Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. (July
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