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Mylan Classic Tops $1 Million in Charity Ticket Sales

Four months remain until the tournament begins this year; $265,000 raised for charities this year.

The Mylan Classic tournament has topped $1 million in charity ticket sales since 2010 through the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program.

With four months remaining until the third annual Mylan Classic begins, the Nationwide Tour event already has raised more than $265,000 for participating charities in 2012. Last year, the tournament, sponsored by Mylan, a global pharmaceutical company based in  generated approximately $458,000 in ticket sales and bonus pool distributions; in 2010, proceeds were about $277,000. 

“All of us at Mylan are thrilled with the news that contributions to local charities raised through the Mylan Classic and the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program are exceeding $1 million," Mylan Executive Chairman Robert J. Coury said. "Mylan became involved with the Nationwide Tour because it has always been and continues to be much more than a sporting event. We are very grateful to the many volunteers and spectators for their ongoing support, and we pledge to continue our efforts to keep this total rising as we approach this summer’s event.”

TICKETS Fore CHARITY is a PGA TOUR co-sponsored program developed by Jeff Sanders Promotions, a Portland-based sports marketing company, and organizers of the Nationwide Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft.

Designed to create funding opportunities for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, TICKETS Fore CHARITY allows participating nonprofit organizations to sell Mylan Classic tournament tickets and retain 100 percent of the proceeds. Additionally, ANSYS has contributed $35,000 to a bonus pool that will be distributed among the participating charities based on their percentage of sales to the overall program.

"We are so impressed with the local support and the overall positive impact that the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY program has produced for the participating charitable organizations since 2010,” said Jim Cashman, president and CEO of ANSYS, which is headquartered in Canonsburg.

“In an effort to continue to build on the momentum of last year's success and to help make this year’s tournament a record-breaking event, ANSYS is pleased to continue our sponsorship of the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. We are truly honored to continue to play a role in helping to make the Mylan Classic benefit our local community and the non-profit organizations that deliver much-needed support for those across Washington County and western Pennsylvania.”

As one of the region’s premier events, the Mylan Classic offers championship golf and entertainment for the whole family. Weekly tournament tickets for the Mylan Classic are priced at $25 and are valid for the tournament itself as well as for , clinics and special events during tournament week.

The Mylan Classic is the only event in Pennsylvania on the PGA TOUR’s 27-event Nationwide Tour schedule in 2012. It will be held Aug. 27 to Sept. 2 at in . To purchase tickets online and support your favorite charity, visit www.MylanClassic.com.

The event will draw 156 Nationwide Tour professionals from as many as 20 countries who will vie for one of the 25 PGA TOUR cards that will be awarded to the leading money-winners at the end of the year.

Also descending on Washington County during tournament week will be the players’ families, caddies, Pro-Am participants, corporate guests, television crews, Tour staff members and thousands of spectators. The Golf Channel will televise all four rounds of the Mylan Classic in the U.S.

Internationally, the tournament will be distributed via the PGA TOUR to 186 countries and territories on every continent but Antarctica.

"The PGA tour is committed to supporting charitable activities in the 100-plus markets the PGA tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour play in," Nationwide Tour president Bill Calfee said.  

"TICKETS Fore CHARITY is making significant contributions to the TOUR's overall impact on tournament charities across the board, with the Mylan Classic serving as a shining example of the possibilities the program offers. The efforts of the many participating non-profit organizations in western Pennsylvania and those of the tournament staff demonstrate what can be achieved with a truly collaborative approach. Congratulations to all involved for reaching the $1 million milestone."

Charitable contributions have been a significant part of the PGA Tour since 1938. Including the Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour, PGA Tour events annually benefit more than 3,000 charities and countless individuals worldwide. To date, the PGA Tour has raised more than $1.7 billion for charities.

To get your charity involved in the ANSYS TICKETS Fore CHARITY™ program or to receive more information, contact Brian Landers at 724-746-3535.

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