The Principal Charity Classic®
Supporting Children's Charities in Iowa
Since 2007, The Principal Financial Group® has sponsored The Principal Charity Classic®, bringing a PGA Champions Tour professional golf tournament to Des Moines. The 2015 tournament will be played at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa, June 1 – 7.
The Principal Charity Classic will feature a minimum 78-player field and $1.725 million purse, giving the community a rare chance to see some of golf's legendary players in action firsthand.
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, event monies raised through the tournament benefit a group of five select charities that support Iowa's children, as well as more than 100 organizations raising funds through the tournament's Birdies for Charity program.
The five FORE Our Kids Charities are:
- Blank Children's Hospital
- BRAVO Greater Des Moines
- The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
- United Way of Central Iowa
- Variety – the Children's Charity of Iowa
In 2014, The Principal Charity Classic distributed a record $1,367,749 to children's charities in Iowa. For more on that accomplishment, read the Principal Financial Group news release.