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HP Byron Nelson Championship Raises $5.37 Million

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. August 20, 2012

Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas, host organization of the HP Byron Nelson Championship, held in Irving, has announced that the 2012 Championship raised $5.37 million for Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, bringing the total raised since the event’s inception to more than $127 million. This donation represents a 4% increase over the 2011 proceeds.

Funds generated from the Championship benefit Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, a non-profit organization that provides innovative education programs and therapeutic services for more than 7,000 troubled and at-risk children and their families in the greater Dallas area each year. The Salesmanship Club provides the majority of SCYFC’s operating budget, primarily through the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

“Throughout the long months of planning for this successful event we kept our focus on one thing: why we do this,” said Robert Smith, 2012 tournament chairman. “Kids are at the heart of everything we do at the Salesmanship Club, and I’m proud that this event has such a tremendous positive impact on children and families in our community. I’m grateful to our title sponsor, HP, and the many sponsors, patrons and volunteers at our Championship who are such a big part of helping us transform kids’ lives.”

“As our primary fundraiser each year, the Nelson is critical to our ability to change the odds for kids and families who are struggling,” said David Hayden, board chairman of Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers. “I hope that everyone who sponsors or attends the tournament realizes that this is so much more than a golf tournament or a social event. Your participation is truly making a difference in kids’ lives.”

The 2013 HP Byron Nelson Championship will be played May 13-19 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving.



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