PGA Tour Donates $500000 to Sept 11 Charity

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CLIFTON, N.J. -- The PGA Tour is making a donation of $500,000 to the 'New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund.'
 
Check presentations of $166,666 each will be made at the Tour's three New York-area events. The initial presentation will be at the Senior PGA Tour's NFL Golf Classic in Clifton, N.J., followed by presentations at the PGA Tour's Buick Classic in Rye, N.Y. and the Senior PGA Tour's Lightpath Long Island Classic in Jericho, N.Y.
 
The PGA Tour established a fund to support the relief efforts for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist tragedies. Donations were made to PGA Tour Charities, Inc. by the PGA Tour and its players, Tournaments and sponsors.
 
The NFL Golf Classic ceremony will take place on the 18th green immediately after the second round is completed on June 1.
 
'The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund has brought comfort and support to hundreds of families in the worst of times, particularly within the last nine months,' said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. 'The PGA Tour is pleased to be able to play a small role in supporting their wonderful efforts.'
 
The New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund, Inc. was established in 1985 by Daniel J. 'Rusty' Staub, a long-time member of the New York Mets, to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Though the charity was initially created to assist the families of police officers and firefighters only, it has included the families of Port Authority officers and Emergency Medical Services since the tragic events of September 11th.
 
The Fund's Web site address is www.nypfwc.org. Donations may be sent to:
 
New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, Inc.
General Post Office
P.O. Box 26837
New York, NY 10087-6837