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Sanford International golf tournament raised $140K for charities in 2019

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The Sanford International trophy is pictured at the first tee during the opening round of the PGA Tour Champions event Sept. 20, 2019 at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls. (Republic file photo)

SIOUX FALLS — The Sanford International generated $140,000 for Sanford and Sioux Falls-related charities and organizations in 2019 — more than double the amount of its inaugural year. Since 2018, the tournament has given back more than $200,000 to the community.

“The week of the tournament is incredibly special, but to see the lasting effect the money raised and donated has on the community is what it’s all about,” said Josh Brewster, tournament director of the Sanford International, in a statement. “We are so thankful Sioux Falls has embraced the tournament from the very beginning and look forward to continue making the Sanford International such a meaningful event."

The designated beneficiaries of the Sanford International included the Sanford Health Foundation, benefitting the Sanford Children’s Hospital and Sanford World Clinic, and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority, benefitting Make-A-Wish, The First Tee and South Dakota Golf Hall of Fame

The second annual Sanford International was held Sept. 16-22 at Minnehaha Country Club, and was won by Rocco Mediate. More than 74,000 patrons attended the five days of golf between the pro-am and tournament play. Nearly 1,000 volunteers from a dozen states donated more than 15,000 hours of time to help with the event.

The Sanford International returns to Minnehaha Country Club Sept. 7-13, 2020.

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