This year's Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, Atlanta's LPGA Tour event, generated a record $604,000 for charity, a 20 percent increase over 1999. The funds have been donated to WinShape Homes® and Adventures In Movement (AIM) for the Handicapped, the tournament's primary charities.
This total has enabled the LPGA Tour tournament to exceed the $2 million milestone in contributions since Chick-fil-A, Inc. became the event's title sponsor in 1995. The total has reached $2,144,000.
WinShape Homes, created by Chick-fil-A founder and CEO S. Truett Cathy, is a long-term foster care program that has grown to become one of the largest foster care programs in Georgia. Seven facilities are located in Georgia, two in Tennessee, one in Alabama and one in Brasilia, Brazil. With the tournament's support, Mr. Cathy's goal is to continue to open new homes and facilities while maintaining the current 11 homes.
"This is only possible because of the generous support we receive from our many supporting sponsors and the dedicated efforts of the more than 1,500 tournament volunteers who contribute their time and talents.''
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