Cink, others make charitable donations

Each member of this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup team, with the help of the PGA Tournament Corporation and The PGA of America, will make sizable donations to a variety of charities, and some of Stewart Cink’s funds are earmarked in the Gwinnett area.

Each U.S. golfer had $200,000 to designate to charities, with $100,000 of that money going to two ventures — the new Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy and Play Golf America Universities. Golfers were allowed to choose the university for their Play Golf America donation and Cink chose to give $50,000 to his alma mater, Georgia Tech.

The remaining $100,000 of each player’s contributions was in each player’s control, some opting to give one large sum to one charity and others choosing to split the money up.

Cink gave his two biggest personal donations to Gwinnett entities. He designated $22,500 each to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett and to the Greater Atlanta Christian School, where his children are students.

He awarded $20,000 to the Healing Place: A Center for Loss and Change and $10,000 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as well as smaller totals to Cross Pointe Church ($7,500), the Golf Coaches Association of America ($7,500), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Ministry ($5,000) and Search Ministries Inc. ($5,000).