Over $900,000 distributed at the Classic Club to local Non-Profits
Desert Classic Charities’ 60th annual funds distribution ceremony was held at the Classic Club in Palm Desert. Desert Classic Charities has raised more than $60 million to support local nonprofits since 1959, when a group of local businessmen and community leaders decided to produce a golf tournament to support local nonprofits, naming it the Palm Springs Golf Classic, according to the nonprofit’s website. The local nonprofit next week will award more than $900,000 in grant money, which was raised through the Coachella Valley’s PGA Tour event long associated with the late comedian Bob Hope, to 29 local charities and organizations.
The recipients include the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Martha’s Village & Kitchen, the Family YMCA of the Desert, the Children’s Discovery Museum and a half-dozen Boys & Girls Clubs across the Coachella Valley. The tournament was later renamed the Bob Hope Desert Classic and has undergone several name changes in recent year. Last September, the PGA Tour announced that American Express signed a mulit-year deal as title sponsor of the event now known as “the American Express.”
THANK YOU to Desert Classic Charities and the Berger Foundation for your generous support to the local community! Martha’s Village was honored to be among so many worthy organizations, all doing great work in the Coachella Valley!