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Three charities named for 2014 Greater Gwinnett Championship

Officials with the Greater Gwinnett Championship golf tournament present a ceremonial check for $165,901 to the five charities it supported in 2013. (Special Photo)

Officials with the Greater Gwinnett Championship golf tournament present a ceremonial check for $165,901 to the five charities it supported in 2013. (Special Photo)

About three months after the Greater Gwinnett Championship gave $165,901 to local charities, golf tournament officials on Tuesday announced recipients for next year’s proceeds.

Recipients for the 2014 tournament proceeds from the PGA Tour’s Champions Tour event include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation and the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. Last year’s charities that benefitted were CHOA, the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation, the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation and the Gwinnett Technical College Foundation.

“We are excited to be able to make significant contributions to these very worthy charities,” tournament executive director, Stan Hall said in a press release. “Tour events are all about showcasing the greatest golfers in the world and giving back to the community. To be able to do both is very rewarding for all of us.”

Bernhard Langer won the tournament in April at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth with a 10-under 206 to take the title by three shots over Tom Lehman and Tom Pernice Jr. Next year’s tournament is scheduled for April 16-20.