Ag World Golf Classic Donates over $100K

Published online: Nov 14, 2019 News
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Area agriculture producers, processors and industry businesses set a new record with their generosity by donating $101,680 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Inland Northwest at the 6th Annual Ag World Golf Classic held on June 12 at in Kennewick, Wash.

Ag World Support Systems was again joined by co-hosts Simplot, Lamb Weston, McCain Foods and Potato Growers of Washington. Through the generosity of these event hosts, 136 sponsors and donors, and 144 golfers, the 2019 event was a huge success.

Ag World Golf Classic presented this $101,680 check to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Inland Northwest in October after finalizing all donations. The Ag World Golf Classic is now the largest independent fundraiser for RMHC Inland Northwest.

The Ag World Golf Classic has donated $425,647 over the past six years to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest. The tournament is part of Ag World’s campaign to make a difference in the community. RMHC Inland Northwest provides temporary lodging, comfort and support for families with children receiving medical services in Spokane, Wash., and supports related efforts to improve children’s health in the region. This year, RMHC Inland Northwest is building a new facility just across the street from its current location to serve even more families.

“We are able to support so many families because of the help of generous donors from the Ag World Golf Classic,” says Mike Forness, executive director of the RMHC Inland Northwest. “On behalf of the families and children who stay at the Ronald McDonald House, we say thank you, Ag World. We see your family values, work values and church values as major reasons this fundraiser is so successful.”

The excitement of the tournament’s success still lingers in the minds of those who worked tirelessly to make it event happen. said, “Thanks to everyone for another fantastic tournament and fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House,” says Warren Henninger, founder and chairman of Ag World Support Systems and Founder of the Ag World Golf Classic. “We are deeply appreciative to the sponsors, donors and golfers.”

The 7th Annual Ag World Golf Classic will, for the first time, take place at two locations in 2020. The first will be June 2 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course, in Kennewick, Wash.; and the second will be June 4 at The Links at Moses Pointe in Moses Lake, Wash. Registration opens January 2020 at www.AgWorldGolf.com.

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Ag World Support Systems’ Warren and Judy Henninger present a check for $101,680 to Ronald McDonald House Inland Northwest’s Michael Forness