News Nearby: Mylan Classic Announces Record Ticket Sales
And the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program benefits local charities.
Officials from the Mylan Classic announced this week that the tournament has topped $1.3 million in charitable contributions since 2010—primarily through the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program.
The event, held at the Southpointe Golf Club, already has raised more than $530,000 for participating charities in 2012.
Last year, the tournament generated approximately $458,000 in ticket sales and bonus pool distributions; in 2010, proceeds were about $277,000.
TICKETS Fore CHARITY is a PGA Tour co-sponsored program developed by Jeff Sanders Promotions, a Portland-based sports marketing company, and organizers of the Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft.
Designed to create funding opportunities for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, TICKETS Fore CHARITY allows participating non-profit organizations to sell Mylan Classic tournament tickets and retain 100 percent of the proceeds.
Additionally, ANSYS has contributed $40,000 to a bonus pool that will be distributed among the participating charities based on their percentage of sales to the overall program. More than 230 local and regional non-profit organizations participate in the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program.
"We are so impressed with the local support and the overall positive impact that the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program has produced for the participating charitable organizations since 2010,” said Jim Cashman, ANSYS president and CEO.
“In an effort to continue to build on the momentum of last year's success and to help make this year’s tournament a record-breaking event, ANSYS is pleased to continue our sponsorship of the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program," Cashman said. "We are truly honored to continue to play a role in helping to make the Mylan Classic benefit our local community and the non-profit organizations that deliver much-needed support for those across Washington County and western Pennsylvania.”