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      Honda Classic Shatters Records from page 1         and it broke through the $2 million
                                                         barrier in 2013 with $2.114 million in
      was $920,000 or 25 percent more than the $3.63 million   contributions. It surpassed the $3 million
      that was distributed in 2017.                      barrier in 2016 and now has broken
        “We continue to raise the bar and challenge the   through the $4 million threshold.
      imagination on the impact we can make on the Palm     The growth is a testament to American
      Beach County community,” Honda Classic Executive   Honda’s 37 years as the longest-standing
      Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said. “We couldn’t be more   title sponsor on the PGA TOUR as well
      ecstatic about this year’s results which are a tribute to the   as partnerships with PGA National
      fans who enjoy our tournament each year, our sponsors   Resort & Spa, PGA of America, Palm
      led by American Honda, the longest standing title sponsor   Beach County, the City of Palm Beach
      on the PGA TOUR, and of course the players who have   Gardens and the PGA TOUR along with
      embraced our event and participate each year.”     the support from Founders Club sponsors
        The $4.55 million which was awarded included a   Tire Kingdom and United Technologies,
      third-consecutive individual grant of $1 million to the   and more than 200  other  community-
      Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.        minded local sponsors. Player, corporate
        The Honda Classic has given close to $40 million to   and spectator support has led to increased
      South Florida children’s charities since its inception 37   ticket sales, parking
      years ago including almost $25 million in the 12 years   revenues, concessions
      since Children’s Healthcare Charity Inc. took over the   and sponsorships.
      event and moved it to PGA National Resort & Spa.     The Honda Classic has
        Some of the initiatives evolving from The Honda   also benefited the past
      Classic’s charity disbursements last year ranged from   three years from marquee
      helping  preschool children  involved with  Literacy   champions Adam  Scott,
      Coalition and Grandma’s Place enter kindergarten with   Rickie Fowler and Justin
      essential school readiness skills, to creating opportunities   Thomas, who has risen
      for children fighting cancer to meet other young cancer   to World No. 1 since his
      warriors which creates a sense of community through   victory in the 2018 Honda
      POST, to supporting a safe place for kids to come together   Classic.
      free of bullying and stress and share through song as     Who will win in 2019?
      members of Young Singers of the Palm Beaches.        The countdown has
        The Honda Classic also teamed with young Tommy   begun  to  when we will
      Morrissey’s UnLIMBited Foundation to provide financial   find out.
      assistance to children who need limb-correction surgery,
      has helped introduce golf to youth through the First Tee
      of the Palm Beaches and has helped fund the summer
      program attendance of kids and the expansion of
      Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a world-renowned sea
      turtle research, rehabilitation, education and conservation    You’re Retired.
      center where youngsters learn about turtle recovery.
        Several charities received proceeds from the American        Your Money Isn’t.
      Honda Birdies for Children program, where fans
      donate for the chance to guess the number of birdies            To learn why consolidating
      in the tournament. That program will return in 2019.            your retirement accounts to
      Information is available at
        When The Honda Classic moved to PGA National                  Edward Jones makes sense,
      Resort & Spa in 2007, it awarded $505,000 to charity. By        contact your Edward Jones
      2010, it had eclipsed the $1 million mark ($1,018,000)          financial advisor today.

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