LeBron James Foundation Partners with Web.com Event in Cleveland
Basketball's biggest star is getting a helping hand from the golf world.
On Monday, the PGA Tour announced in a joint press conference that the LeBron James Family Foundation will be the primary beneficiary of a new Web.com tournament coming to Cleveland, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Officially dubbed the DAP Championship, the event will be the first leg of the Web.com season finale series where players chase PGA Tour cards for the following season.
"All the proceeds from ticket sales for the event will be given to the LeBron James Family Foundation," said Ron Rice, president and CEO of RPM International. "I’m most excited about the impact the event will have on our community, as well as the opportunity to partner with such a passionate group of people at the LeBron James Family Foundation."
Canterbury Golf Club, the tournament's new venue, boasts a rich history. The club has hosted two U.S. Opens, a PGA Championship, a Senior U.S. Open, a senior PGA Championship and two U.S. Amateurs. It is only the second club to have hosted all five of the United States' rotating men's major championships. (Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y. is the other.)
The event will be held Sept. 5-11.