|Craig Nicholson, Chairman of the Charity Committee|
at the Colonial presents a check to Red Cross Regional
CEO TD Smyers
The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, commonly referred to as simply the “Colonial,” is the PGA Tour’s longest running event held at the same site. And though its 2013 plans were long since finalized, Colonial’s Charity Committee, which supports a number of charitable initiatives each year, wanted to do something even more – to help its neighboring communities at a time of great need. So at the last minute, they reached out to partner with the American Red Cross this year to assist in disaster relief efforts.
Craig Nicholson, the Chariman for the Charity Committee for Colonial, spoke passionately about the Tournament’s proud history of charitable initiatives: “The tournament supports the community in many ways besides showcasing top professional golfers every May… Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial is much more than just a golf tournament.” Numerous Tarrant County charities benefit from the Tournament’s legacy of philanthropy each year, including Cook Children’s Hospital and The First Tee, as well as support of the local military community.
North Texas Region CEO T.D. Smyers added his gratitude: "We at the American Red Cross are extremely appreciative of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial's generosity, and are proud to receive this donation on behalf of the thousands it will help recover from the devastation of recent tornadoes. The philanthropic legacy of this tournament is a proud one, and we're happy to become part of it."
For the latest information on all of the Red Cross’s response efforts, including how you can help, visit redcross.org.