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Heritage Classic Foundation Announces Charitable Impact

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (Monday, August 1, 2022) — At the heart of the Heritage Classic Foundation is a history of philanthropic giving that goes far beyond golf. The Heritage Classic Foundation announced today that its total impact since 1987 is $49.1 million to educational and charitable initiatives that lift lives in South Carolina.

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HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION AWARDS 11 SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA SENIORS

Eleven outstanding Beaufort County seniors have been named Heritage Classic Foundation scholars for the 2021-2022 school year. The students come from four different high schools.

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HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION INCREASES MATCHING DOLLARS FOR CHARITABLE GIVING PROGRAMS

PGA TOUR HONORS THE MITCHELVILLE PRESERVATION PROJECT AS CHARITY OF THE YEAR FINALIST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - Tuesday, February 1, 2022 — The Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality throughout South Carolina, has announced it will increase matching gifts to 15% for its two charitable giving programs ahead of the 2022 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

These programs, utilized by more than 85 nonprofits, make it easy to support charities and causes that enhance the quality of life in South Carolina.

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HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION AWARDS 11 SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA SENIORS

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (March 24, 2021) – Eleven outstanding Beaufort County seniors have been named Heritage Classic Foundation scholars for the 2020-2021 school year. The students come from six different high schools.

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the annual Scholar luncheon was not held. The scholars received their awards by mail and met Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar Committee Chairman, Scott Richardson and other committee members during a video conference. “This is always an exciting day for the Heritage Classic Foundation, even if we are just meeting virtually,” Richardson told the scholars. “Choosing the eleven students to receive these awards was a hard task. We believe your accomplishments should be rewarded and your teachers and administrators deserve special praise.”

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HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION RESTARTS CHARITABLE GIVING PROGRAMS

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - Thursday, February 25, 2021 — The Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality throughout South Carolina, has announced its two charitable giving programs have been restarted ahead of the 2021 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

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RBC HERITAGE VOLUNTEER AND CHARITY NAMED 2020 PGA TOUR AWARD FINALISTS

Heritage Library Foundation to receive $5,000 from the PGA TOUR

The Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality throughout South Carolina, is proud to announce the Heritage Library Foundation and Martha Stichweh were named finalists in the PGA TOUR’s Annual “Best Of” Awards.

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FUNDS RAISED FROM PLAID PLEDGE CAMPAIGN ARE DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL FOOD BANKS

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – November 16, 2020 — The Heritage Classic Foundation recently distributed PLAID PLEDGE donations to food banks throughout South Carolina. The PLAID PLEDGE was a campaign that encouraged donors to make a contribution to those impacted by COVID-19. A total of $40,000 was divided between the South Carolina Hospital Association Foundation and Heritage Classic Foundation registered charities impacted by the pandemic.

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HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE PLAID PLEDGE CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS

The Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality throughout South Carolina, is proud to be hosting the 52nd RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. This year’s “RETURN TO GOLF” event is being held June 18-21, 2020 over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

“The Heritage Classic Foundation was not able to generate the traditional charitable impact from hosting the April event that it usually does,” said Tournament Director Steve Wilmot. “This new June time slot creates a platform to give back to those who stepped up in a huge way.”

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Hilton Head Island, March 21, 2020 - The matching funds provided by the Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, are generated by the proceeds of operating the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR golf tournament. Since it was founded as a 501 (c)(3) in 1987, the Foundation has donated $44.6 million to people in need.

Due to the escalation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the PGA TOUR has agreed to follow the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control to cancel events on the PGA TOUR scheduled through the AT&T Byron Nelson ending May 10. The cancellations include the 2020 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, which was scheduled for April 13-19 at Harbour Town Golf Links.

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PLAID ABOUT READING PROGRAM CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Now in its tenth year, the Heritage Classic Foundation’s annual Plaid About Reading program is proud to announce there are a record number of entries since the program’s inception. Twenty-two elementary schools from Hilton Head Island to Charleston are participating in the Plaid About Reading Program Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 21 for a chance to win tickets, money for their school and meet PGA TOUR professional golfers.

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HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION AWARDS 10 SCHOLARSHIPS TO AREA SENIORS

(January 28, 2020) – Ten outstanding Beaufort and Jasper County seniors were named Heritage Classic Foundation Scholars at a luncheon on Tuesday at the Sonesta Resort. The students come from six different high schools and one is homeschooled. During Tuesday’s awards presentation, Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar Committee Chairman, Scott Richardson told the audience, “This is always an exciting day for the Heritage Classic Foundation. Choosing the ten students to receive these awards was a hard task. We believe the records of these young adults are better than ever. The teachers and administrators of our school systems, as well as the award winners, deserve special praise.”

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HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION DONATES PROCEEDS OF THE 2019 CONGRESSIONAL CUP

(December 8, 2019) —The Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to preparing youth for future success and creating a more economically dynamic South Carolina, is proud to announce the charitable contributions from the 2019 Congressional Cup. ProjectGolf.org will be receiving $25,000 and the Commissioner’s School of Agriculture will receive $7,500 thanks to the success of the Congressional Cup.

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HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW

(October 2, 2019) – Applications for the 2020 Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar Awards are now available online for all Beaufort and Jasper County High School Seniors. The Heritage Classic Foundation will name 10 new Scholars from the 2020 graduating class. Seniors in all Beaufort and Jasper County high schools are eligible to apply. Each Scholar will have an opportunity to receive a 4-year grant, totaling up to $16,000 to $20,000.

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Second Helpings named 2018 PGA TOUR Charity of the Year - RBC Heritage beneficiary to receive $30,000

(December 7, 2018) The PGA TOUR announced today that Second Helpings, a Hilton Head Island-based non-profit beneficiary of the RBC Heritage, has been named the 2018 PGA TOUR Charity of the Year. With a mission of alleviating hunger by excelling in the ongoing development and management of a distribution channel between food donors and charitable food providers, Second Helpings is doing its part to help end hunger in South Carolina. Specifically, Second Helpings rescues food that would be discarded by grocery or other stores and distributes it to agencies and churches, who in return serve the needy and challenged in the South Carolina Lowcountry area. Since its formation in 1992, Second Helpings has distributed over 30 million pounds of food to the needy.

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THE HERITAGE CLASSIC FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH THE SC TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM TO EXPAND MECHATRONIC TECHNICIAN TRAINING WITH $100,000 GRANT

(December 2, 2018) —The Heritage Classic Foundation is partnering with the SC Technical College System to invest $100,000 in a grant to expand training opportunities for skilled mechatronic workers across the state. The grant will be used to support Siemens Mechatronic System Certification Programs for faculty at South Carolina’s 16 technical colleges.

This certification will allow for training and preparing much-needed, skilled maintenance technicians for South Carolina’s growing manufacturing sector.As manufacturing equipment becomes more automated and technologically advanced, demand increases for highly-trained and highly-skilled mechatronic technicians.

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