HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The PGA TOUR announced that Hilton Head Heroes, a Hilton Head Island based non-profit beneficiary of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, was a 2016 PGA TOUR Charity of the Year finalist. They were awarded a $5,000 grant from the PGA TOUR.
"We are honored to have the PGA TOUR recognize the impact we make to families who have children fighting life threatening illnesses,” said Lindy Russell, Hilton Head Heroes founder. “This donation will allow us to treat more families to a vacation of a lifetime and give them a welcomed break from the realities of having a sick child.”
Hilton Head Heroes mission is to bring families with children between the ages of 2-16 suffering from life threatening illnesses to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a resort vacation.
“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am pleased to congratulate Hilton Head Heroes for its recognition as a finalist for PGA TOUR Charity of the Year,” said Andy Pazder, PGA TOUR chief tournaments and competitions officer. “The RBC Heritage tournament staff should be extremely proud of its partnership with Hilton Head Heroes and for it being recognized among the best charitable organizations on TOUR.”
"All of us at the Heritage Classic Foundation and the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing are pleased to partner with a great organization like Hilton Head Heroes,” said RBC Heritage Tournament Director Steve Wilmot. “We were proud to nominate Hilton Head Heroes and are thrilled they are a Charity of the Year finalist across the entire PGA TOUR."
In 2013, Memory Matters was named the 2013 PGA TOUR Charity of the Year and received a $30,000 grant. The Hilton Head Island non-profit, that gives assistant to those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, was nominated by the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
The 49th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will take place April 10-16, 2017 over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links. Tournament tickets are on sale at www.rbcheritage.com.