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Memorial Tournament presented by Workday raises record $4.9 million for charity

DUBLIN, Ohio – Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday announced today that the 47th edition of the prestigious invitational tournament, which concluded on June 5, 2022, raised a record $4.9 million for charities in Central Ohio and beyond, including $4.151 million for Memorial Collaborating Charity Partners, Children’s National Hospital, Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s Eat. Learn. To play. Foundation and the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. This is the first time the tournament’s total charitable donations have topped the $4 million mark. Since its inception in 1976, the Memorial has eclipsed $46 million in charitable donations, including nearly $32 million for Nationwide Children’s.

The 2022 Memorial Tournament presented by Workday marked the inaugural year in which Eat. Learn. To play. Foundation has been recognized by the Tournament as a charitable beneficiary. To eat. Learn. To play. will receive general support from the Memorial with a portion of the charitable proceeds from the official PGA TOUR event to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital programs and services that share the goal of Eat’s mission. Learn. Play., which includes fighting child hunger, improving literacy and access to quality education, and providing safe places for all children to play and be active. Children and eat nationwide. Learn. To play. have identified the following collaborative programs to receive designated charitable funds from Memorial 2022: The Linden Fresh Market and Charitable Pharmacy – Linden Area Focus Program, Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK), Reach Out and Read (ROR), and Play Strong.

“Charitable giving has been a driving force for the Memorial since its inception,” said General Manager Dan Sullivan. “We are delighted that the tournament has succeeded in increasing its commitment to the local community and charity, in particular the Memorial’s collaborating charity partners, including its 47-plus year relationship with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the new charity partner of the tournament, Eat. Learn. To play. We’re also thrilled to have the opportunity to expand that impact with the support of the tournament’s new presenting sponsor, Workday.

“Furthermore, the Memorial’s long and proud history of charitable giving in central Ohio and beyond is exemplified by the tournament’s volunteer corps, particularly members of the National Children’s Hospital Committee and over 2,000 Nationwide Children volunteers. This dedicated and selfless workforce is a critical ingredient in making the Memorial one of the top tournaments on the PGA TOUR and a must-attend event in central Ohio.

True to the hearts of Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday includes as one of its primary goals a genuine focus on charitable giving. Embodied in the Memorial’s enduring relationship with Nationwide Children’s and support of its Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – as well as the Tournament’s new partnership with the Eat. Learn. To play. Foundation – the support, care and growth of children is central to every campaign and event that these entities jointly run.

“The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday is a landmark event for Central Ohio and our hospital,” said Tim Robinson, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “The tournament raises much-needed funds to support our mission to provide world-class patient care, cutting-edge research, and train the next generation of pediatric healthcare providers. From caring for the most fragile newborns to addressing health equity needs, the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday is making a real difference in our ability to deliver the best possible outcomes for children all over the world.

“We are very pleased to make our first investments to support children and families in and around the Columbus area,” said Chris Helfrich, CEO of Eat. Learn. To play. “We are also honored to work alongside Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a partner who is doing incredible work on our three pillars including food security, literacy and fair play.”

Workday, the Memorial Tournament’s newest presenting sponsor, under a 10-year agreement that began with the 2022 tournament, shares a similar tradition and dedication to philanthropic endeavours. Workday is committed to expanding the impact of its new relationship with the Memorial Tournament to support children and families through the valuable work of organizations such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Eat. Learn. To play.

“The Memorial Tournament has a long-standing commitment to giving back to the community, a passion we also share at Workday,” said Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, co-CEO and president of Workday. “We were honored to be selected as Presenting Sponsor last year, and look forward to many years of working closely with Eat. Learn. Play, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation to have a positive impact on the lives of children, from Oakland to Ohio.”

The 2023 Memorial Tournament presented by Workday will be held May 29-June 4 at the world-renowned Muirfield Village Golf Club.

For more information on the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday, visit thememorialtournament.com. For the latest news and social media updates, follow the tournament on Twitter and Instagram at @MemorialGolf and on Facebook at Facebook.com/theMemorialTournament.

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