Habitat for Humanity has 125,000 reasons to like golf

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Having the Champions Tour in South Mississippi each spring is beneficial to golf fans, and financially rewarding to Habitat for Humanity.

On Tuesday, we learned the 2013 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Foundation donated $125,000 to Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  In four years, the Champions Tour event has raised nearly $350,000 for the Habitat group.

Roy Anderson III is the chairman of the MGRC Foundation.  "We are very grateful to our 200-plus sponsors, the 81 Champions Tour players who participated in this year's tournament, and the 800-plus volunteers who helped make it all possible. Thanks to everyone's support, The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire will continue to help local charities throughout the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast," said Anderson III.

The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic has about a $55 million impact on South Mississippi's economy.  "The elements for success in our Mississippi Gulf Coast community are in place with a tremendous test of golf at Fallen Oak, gracious tournament sponsors, committed volunteers and amazing fans. We look forward to continuing with our mission of promoting the Mississippi Gulf Coast through a live television production on the Golf Channel," said Roy Anderson III.

The dates for next spring's tournament at Fallen Oak will be March 17 – 23, 2014. To volunteer for the tournament and to receive general information, please visit www.2014mgrc.com.

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