Today, the American Lung Association in Illinois announced that the Springfield Golf Classic, initially set for the June 15, will now take place on August 17.
“As the country's leading champion of lung health, the Lung Association's top priority is the health and well-being of our participants, volunteers and staff. Taking into consideration both the public health and the economic impact that COVID-19 has had on our community, we rescheduled the event for August,” said Kelsey Moore, development manager for the Lung Association. “The Springfield Golf Classic is one of the longest-running charity tournaments in the region, so we are happy that we are able to host this important event. During this challenging time, it’s important for all those living with lung disease, including COVID-19 and lung cancer to feel hope, optimism and support.”
Money raised at this year’s Springfield Golf Classic will fund education, advocacy and research to end lung disease. It will also support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
The Springfield Golf Classic features two main events, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Corporate Cup and the Golf Classic Scramble. Registration for a foursome includes 18 holes at Illini Country Club, cart fees, and on-course food and beverage stations.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.