CHICAGO (May 31, 2018) — The Evans Scholars Program is among five Chicagoland charities that will receive a charitable donation from Constellation as part of this year’s Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, which will be held July 11-15 at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Ill.
The 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, conducted by the Western Golf Association and PGA TOUR Champions, will mark the first time since 1997 that one of the five senior major championships has been held in the greater Chicago area.
“Giving back to the communities we serve is an integral part of Constellation’s culture and an important part of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship,” said Mark Huston, president of Constellation Retail. “Constellation and our parent company, Exelon, have a long history of serving Chicago and the surrounding region, so we are pleased to support organizations that are making a positive impact in the area.”
The Evans Scholars Program and the other four nonprofit organizations will split a total of $500,000 in grants from Constellation. The charities were selected because of their commitment to education, youth development or affordable housing.
“The most rewarding aspect of this Championship is being able to leave a charitable footprint in the Chicago community,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “Thanks to our title sponsor, Constellation, our championship volunteers, and other efforts, we are able to support these wonderful causes."
The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS has donated more than $11 million to charity since 1992. Through its sponsorship of the Senior Players Championship, Constellation has contributed $5 million since 2007 to nonprofit organizations located in the event’s host cities, including Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore.Date: 5/31/2018