TimberTech Championship awards nonprofits $527K

Ken Kennerly said he is proud of what the TimberTech Championship has been able to generate for local charities.

Kennerly, co-executive director of the TimberTech Championship and former executive director of the Honda Classic, was on hand for a $400,000 donation to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, part of Baptist Health South Florida. In total, over $527,000 was made to local charities this year.

The money was raised through the TimberTech Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions playoff event that too place last November in Boca Raton.

“We are very excited about the future of the tournament and our continued partnership with the Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” Kennerly said

Amanda Cimaglia, vice president for The AZEK Company, the parent company of TimberTech, said TimberTech and AZEK try to develop relationships and positively impact the communities they serve.

Despite the change in venue from its normal site, it marked the second consecutive year that the golf tournament has donated $400,000 to the hospital. The normal venue is Broken Sound Club’s Old Course, and it was shifted last year to the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, while the Old Course was renovated by Hall of Fame architect Rees Jones.

Since its inception, the TimberTech Championship has donated over $3 million to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, which has been directed to the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute, part of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The institute, which opened in 2015, serves 65,000 women a year.

“It’s all about having a healthcare that is strong, state-of-the-art, and provides the best possible care to everyone who needs it,” said Mark Larkin, president of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation. “The TimberTech Championship not only has raised more than $3 million for our hospital, it also has raised awareness about what we do for our community.”

This year’s TimberTech Championship will be Nov. 3 to 5 at the Old Course as the second event in the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. The top 54 players on the CSC points list are eligible.

Among the top stars expected to play in the TimberTech Championship are defending champion and all-time PGA TOUR Champions wins leader Bernhard Langer, a Boca Raton resident and Hall of Famer who is the tournament’s only three-time winner; Hall of Famers Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Colin Montgomerie; reigning Charles Schwab Cup champion Steven Alker, the 2021 TimberTech Championship winner; and former major champions Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, David Toms, Justin Leonard, Stewart Cink, Y.E. Yang, Mike Weir, Lee Janzen and Vijay Singh.

For information about the tournament, including volunteer, pro-am and sponsorship opportunities, visit TimberTechChampionship.com.