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The RSM Classic and the community
Giving back is what keeps bringing us back. The RSM Classic is centered on our core value of stewardship, so giving back to the community plays an integral role in the tournament’s tradition.
The RSM Classic is host to various community-focused events that have cascading impacts beyond tournament week. Each year, RSM embraces its core value of stewardship to help support the local Georgia community, the many communities where we live and work, and nonprofit organizations cherished by our people. Through these efforts the tournament and RSM have been able to donate over $13 million since 2010.
Additionally, RSM puts the tournament’s platform to good use by creating a video highlighting its tournament related charitable efforts. The video airs the Friday and Sunday of tournament week during coverage on The Golf Channel.
Watch the 2018 video that encourages inclusion.
Charity putting tournament
PGA TOUR professionals, Special Olympics athletes and representatives from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia compete in an annual charity-putting tournament with RSM’s leadership team serving as their caddies. In 2018, the event was voted as the PGA TOUR’s best use of players.
See some of the excitement from the 2018 competition!
Wiffle Ball Classic
Golf isn’t the only sport played during The RSM Classic. PGA TOUR players, their wives and children from a local elementary school hit the baseball field for an entertaining wiffle ball tournament. Proceeds from the event go to Blessings in a Backpack, a program that helps provide food over the weekend for children who are in the free or reduced meal program.
Folds of Honor Million-Dollar Challenge
In support of Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members, tournament spectators can participate in a fun hole-in-one challenge. Participants donate for two attempts at hitting a golf ball closest to the pin. The top 13 qualifiers get a chance to hit a shot on the 18th green of the tournament’s Seaside Course with a grand prize package awarded to the person hitting closest to the pin. If a qualifier makes a hole-in-one, The RSM Classic will award that person with a $1 million prize; $500,000 of which will be donated in support of The Folds of Honor Foundation.
Folds of Honor is especially meaningful to our RSM people. Watch some of the highlights of the 2018 challenge.
RSM Classic Charity Bike Ride
On the Saturday during tournament week, individuals can participate in a 14.5- or 29-mile coastal bike ride on Jekyll Island in Georgia. The funds received from the fun, cycling event support bettering the lives of children and families through The Davis Love Foundation.