NBC Sports and Golf Channel will air a special network show on Monday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. CT, highlighting the inaugural Ascension Charity presented by Emerson, with a replay airing on the Golf Channel on Thursday, December 16, at 7:30 a.m. CT.
2022 TICKET SALES OPENED THIS WEEK FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL ASCENSION CHARITY CLASSIC PRESENTED BY EMERSON
Following a landmark inaugural event that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for St. Louis charities and drew record crowds, tournament officials announced today that tickets for the 2022 Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson will go on sale this Friday, December 10, at ascensioncharityclassic.com.
Several ticket options are available just in time for the holiday season, including daily and weekly grounds tickets, clubhouse tickets, and the tournament’s Club 314 VIP Experience. Tickets start at $20, and kids 16 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult. Wednesday and Thursday pro-am foursomes will also go on sale this Friday, along with hospitality and sponsorship packages.
The inaugural Ascension Charity Classic, concluded September 12, 2021, set attendance marks and was one of the most attended events of the past two seasons. Click here to view a photo gallery from the 2021 tournament.
“St. Louis again showed the nation that we have the most committed and passionate sports fans in the country, and we’re excited to build on that momentum for an even bigger event in 2022,” said Nick Ragone, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Ascension.
The 2022 Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson will take place the week of September 5-11 at historic Norwood Hills Country Club in North St. Louis County. All proceeds from the tournament will again be distributed among North County area charities, including Marygrove, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis, and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
In additional news, NBC Sports and Golf Channel will air a special network show on Monday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT highlighting the inaugural Ascension Charity presented by Emerson. The show will capture key moments from the 2021 tournament, including David Toms’ dramatic playoff victory, the event’s charitable impact on North St. Louis County, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the event came together. Golf Channel will replay the show on December 16 at 8:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. CT.
The Ascension Charity Classic has established a legacy of giving in St. Louis and beyond. In October of this year, the tournament announced its 2021 charitable giving, with more than $800,000 was raised for non-profit organizations in North St. Louis County and beyond. The total included $200,000 for each of the tournament’s primary beneficiaries, Marygrove, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
In 2020, despite not hosting a tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ascension Charity Classic donated $225,000 in support of North St. Louis County communities, bringing the official PGA TOUR Champions event’s total charitable donations since its inception to more than $1 million.
The Ascension Charity Classic will be one of the premier Regular Season events on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2022, which will give way to the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs¾a season-ending, three-tournament series used to determine the TOUR’s season-long champion.
For more information about the Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson, including ticket, pro-am and hospitality availability, visit the Ascension Charity Classic website at ascensioncharityclassic.com. For the latest news and updates on social media, follow the tournament on Twitter at @ascensionccg, on Facebook at facebook.com/ascensioncharityclassic and Instagram at @ascensioncharityclassic.
About Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson
The Ascension Charity Classic presented by Emerson is an official event on the PGA TOUR Champions operated by Tournaments for Charity, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament features 81 PGA TOUR Champions professionals competing for a $2 million purse at historic Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. The event is designed to showcase the best golf on the PGA TOUR Champions for the enjoyment of spectators and to benefit local charities in the North St. Louis County area and beyond. All three official rounds will be internationally televised on the Golf Channel. For more information, visit ascensioncharityclassic.com.
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2021, Ascension provided $2.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 142 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers 50 and older, including 33 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 170 countries and territories, reaching more than 340 million potential households, and distributed in 15+ markets via GOLFTV. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
About HNS Sports Group
HNS Sports Group is a Dublin, Ohio-based LLC founded in 2000. The company offers over 125-plus years of collective experience and is committed to providing professional, efficient and effective client representation in the categories of sponsorship consultation, event management, hospitality management, sales representation and tournament operations within the golf market. To learn more about HNS Sports Group, visit hnssports.com.