The 15th annual Wendy’s Charity Classic presented by Coca-Cola was a hit! Held annually in Jackson, MI, this charity benefit and pro-am features Legends of the LPGA and raises funds for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids and the Dave Thomas Foundation.
This year’s pairings party, set to the theme ROCK STAR, was held the night before golf and attended by over 200 supporters of the cause. Sponsors and guests, including numerous Wendy’s franchisees, browsed the silent auction and bid generously in the live auction. Golf the next day featured 24 teams teeing it up with the LPGA Legends, including Hall of Famers Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley and Donna Caponi.
Auction purchases, contributions at the party and golf event sponsorships combined for a record year in net funds raised: $265,000. The Wendy’s Charity Classic has raised over $2.5 million for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption since the first event was held in 1999.