San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2016
Augie’s Quest, an aggressive cure-driven effort focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS, announced today that ClubCorp and its family of clubs raised $812,307 in 2015 for ALS research through its philanthropic events program, ClubCorp Charity Classic.
Through the Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s national network of private clubs opens its doors to nonmembers, inviting them to participate in events throughout the year which benefit various charities. Augie’s Quest is one of the core charities supported through the ClubCorp Charity Classic, and because of this program, ClubCorp is the leading corporate supporter of ALS research, raising over $5.7 million net for Augie’s Quest since 2007.
Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest and person with ALS says, “I am so grateful for the partnership between Augie’s Quest and ClubCorp. Over the past nine years, this program has continued to exceed expectations, and we are so appreciative for all of the work each club puts into their individual events.”
Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO, adds, “The ClubCorp Charity Classic and its contributions to Augie’s Quest – and Augie’s fight against ALS – have always been close to my heart. I am so proud of the hard work, dedication and contributions of our clubs, their members and employee partners, who have come together with their communities to support this very important cause.”
To learn more about the ClubCorp Charity Classic, please visit http://www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.
About Augie’s Quest
The purpose of Augie’s Quest is to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised more than $45 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments- making it the largest individual fundraising program for ALS!
All funds raised by Augie’s Quest benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute (http://www.ALS.net), the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Support comes from a huge network of national events and promotions, including the BASH for Augie’s Quest, Tradition of Hope Gala and widely successful campaigns within the very generous fitness industry, such as the Clubs for the Quest, as well as a hugely innovative joint-fundraising initiative called the ClubCorp Charity Classic which benefits Augie's Quest and other local charities chosen by that networks members directly. For more information, visit http://www.augiesquest.org.