Local Charities Benefit From Marathon Classic Donations

The Marathon LPGA Classic has donated a record $600,000 to 25 children’s charities in northwest Ohio.

Among the local charities that benefited; Hancock Literacy received nearly $39,000, the Children’s Museum of Findlay received $30,000, CASA/GAL of Hancock County received $27,100 and Hancock County Special Olympics received $15,000.

Full details are in the following news release from the Marathon LPGA Classic.

2020 has challenged businesses, communities and families in ways that were never thought possible. Despite the many challenges caused by Covid-19, this year’s Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana was successfully held thanks to the generous support of sponsors, volunteers and the LPGA. In addition to an exciting final round battle between winner Danielle Kang and past Marathon LPGA Classic champion Lydia Ko, this year’s tournament raised a record $600,000 for 25 northwest Ohio childrens charities.

“It’s with great excitement that we can announce that the Marathon LPGA Classic Presented by Dana raised a record-setting $600,000 to aid 25 incredible children’s charities in our region,” said John Rice, Manager of Advertising & Brand Management at Marathon Petroleum. “Considering all the challenges presented by COVID-19 this year, this is an accomplishment were extra proud of. We thank the sponsors, the volunteers, and all the loyal supporters of the Marathon LPGA Classic. Without them, this would not be possible. Were already looking forward to 2021.”

The breakdown of charities that received contributions is as follows:

Adopt America Network – $35,000
Aurora Project, Inc – $21,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Ohio – $15,050
CASA/GAL of Hancock County – $27,100
Catholic Club – $10,000
Childrens Museum of Findlay – $30,000
College Mentors For Kids – $7,000
Connecting Kids To Meals – $35,000
Courageous Community Services – $10,000
Franciscan Earth Literacy Center – $37,500
Geary Family YMCA – $19,850
Girls on the Run of Northwest Ohio – $16,800
Hancock County Special Olympics – $15,000
Hancock Literacy – $38,878
Heartbeat of Toledo – $28,000
Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund – $33,400
Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio – $20,000
Lets Build Beds – $40,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association – $5,000
ProMedica Foundation (First Tee/Boys & Girls Club) – $25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities – $50,000
Saras Garden – $35,000
Sylvania Community Action Team – $8,800
YMCA of Bucyrus-Tiffin – $16,622
YMCA of Greater Toledo Camp Catch A – Rainbow – $20,000
Total – $600,000

“To be able to reach our pre-covid goal of $600,000 for charity in a year where we werent allowed to have spectators is a tribute to the generosity of our sponsors,” stated Tournament Director Judd Silverman. “We cant thank the sponsors and the LPGA enough for their unwavering support under difficult circumstances. They went above and beyond to make sure the tournament was held and that we were able to reach our goal to help 25 northwest Ohio childrens charities in a time of tremendous need.”

With this years $600,000 contribution the Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana has now raised over $12 million for 190 northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan childrens charities since its inception in 1984.

The tournament also announced the childrens charities that will receive the net proceeds from the 2021 Marathon LPGA Classic Presented by Dana, they include: Autism Model School, Avenues for Autism, Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Challenged Champions Equestrian Center, Childrens Mentoring Connection, Childrens Theatre Workshop of Toledo, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo, Good Grief of Northwest Ohio, Hilty Childcare and Preschool, Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund, Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Michigan Lupus Foundation, Miracle League, On-Target Outfitters, Open Arms, Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center, Putnam County YMCA, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Serenity Farm Equestrian Center, Sylvania Community Arts Organization, The Victory Center, Toledo Cultural Arts Center The Valentine Theatre, Toledo School For The Arts, Toledo Science Center Imagination Station, Toledo SeaGate Food Bank, United States Vets, Wood County Plays, Young Life.

The 2021 Marathon LPGA Classic Presented by Dana will be held July 5-11 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Defending champion Danielle Kang and a field of 144 LPGA players will play for a purse of $2 million. For more information please visit www.marathonclassic.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @marathonLPGA.