BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Constellation announced today the local Boston charities that will receive grants as part of this year’s Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, which will be held June 9-14 at Belmont Country Club.
As championship sponsor, Constellation, through the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, will provide $500,000 in funding to Boston-area non-profit organizations. These grants support a variety of local organizations and activities in the areas of education, youth development, affordable housing and family support services. Grant amounts will be announced after the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.
“Constellation has a strong history and presence in Massachusetts, so we’re especially pleased to be able to help support local organizations who are making a difference,” said Bruce Stewart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Constellation. “Giving back to the communities we serve is a key part of Constellation’s culture, and an important part of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.”
Located throughout the greater Boston area, the 2015 charities are:
The First Tee of Massachusetts provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform.
Boston Medical Center provides over 850,000 annual patient visits emphasizing community-based care. BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England.
Junior Achievement of Northern New England reached over 38,000 youth in 2014 through the efforts of 1,700 trained volunteers with programs that teach financial literacy for life, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.
The Jimmy Fund supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community fundraising events.
The Sports Museum uses Boston’s distinctly rich sports heritage to reach over 8,000 elementary and middle school students per year with the Boston vs. Bullies program to help them stand strong in the face of drugs, violence and other dangers.
The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund helps young men and women who have worked at golf courses in Massachusetts obtain a college education by providing need-based undergraduate scholarships which are renewable and can be worth up to $10,000 – $40,000 (or more) for four years.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston has been serving low-income families in the greater Boston area since 1987. In its first 25 years, it has helped over 100 families with a hand-up, not a hand-out, to achieve their dream of homeownership.
Golf Fights Cancer taps into the passion and generosity of golfers to raise much needed funds for cancer-related organizations and families living with the disease through targeted donations for equipment, services and amenities that make an immediate positive impact on treatment and the experience for both the patient and family.
The Joey Fund is an independent fund established in 1986 in memory of Joey O’Donnell, a courageous fighter and victim of cystic fibrosis. Together the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Joey Fund supply financial support for New England cystic fibrosis patients and their families in times of extreme sickness or need and to fund research to achieve the ultimate goal–a cure for cystic fibrosis.
“The most rewarding aspect of this Championship is being able to leave a charitable footprint in the Boston community,” said Joe Rotellini, executive director of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. “Thanks to our title sponsor, Constellation, and other efforts, we are able to support these wonderful causes."
The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS has donated more than $9.5 million to charity since 1992. It is one of five major championships during the Champions Tour season.
For more information on the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, please visit cspgolf.com or call the championship office at (781) 205-2040. For updates and a behind-the-scenes look at championship preparations, follow the championship at facebook.com/SENIORPLAYERS, twitter.com/seniorplayers and instagram.com/cspgolf.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's family of retail businesses serves more than 2.5 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion, and more than 32,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.
About the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS is one of five major championships on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour for eligible professionals age 50 and over. Bernhard Langer won the 2014 event at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pa. against a field of 81 Champions Tour players, one of the strongest of the year. With his victory, Langer earned a place in the field at the PGA TOUR’s THE PLAYERS Championship in 2015 and also claimed the season-long Charles Schwab Cup competition as the leading player on the Champions Tour. The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS has generated more than $9.5 million for charity since 1992.