DES MOINES, Iowa - The Principal Charity classic will not be held this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PGA Tour Champions and the Principal Charity Classic...making that announcement this morning
The tournament was pushed from June to September before organizers decided to cancel it.
Organizers say the tournament still remains on-track to raise millions of dollars for Iowa’s children charities...even though it won't take place.
A statement on the tournament's website said all the sponsors are pledging continued "philanthropic support" for the tournament.
“The Principal Charity Classic is about giving back to Iowa kids, and today that cause is more important than ever,” said Dan Houston, chairman, president, and CEO of Principal.
“I want to thank everyone who has shown support for this tournament for the past 12 years. Although world-class golf will have to wait until 2021, I hope you will join us in taking action now to support our charity partners in 2020. As title sponsor, we’ll be honoring our giving commitment to Iowa’s children’s charities and I hope you’ll join us in helping make this year’s Principal Charity Classic beneficial to our community.”
Organizers said tickets purchased for the 2020 Principal Charity Classic will be honored at the 2021 tournament.
Next year’s Principal Charity Classic is scheduled for June 1-6, 2021 at the Wakonda Club.