The Davis Love Foundation, in partnership with Rich Products, donated $30,000 on Wednesday to the Glynn County Schools athletics department.
The money was raised last November during the annual RSM Classic golf tournament on St. Simons Island.
“We’ve always tried to support Glynn County Athletics,” said Mark Love, the RSM Classic executive director, at a check presentation Wednesday. “We’ve got great partners like Rich Products, and through our partnership, this was just one of the benefactors that’s important to both of us. We just wanted to try to do it to help the kids in our community and the athletic programs.”
The RSM Classic is a PGA Tour event hosted by Davis Love III. The Davis Love Foundation has partnered with the PGA Tour to host the tournament since 2010, and the RSM Classic has raised more than $9 million to support charities focused on children and families in need.
The next tournament will be Nov. 12-18.
“The whole point of the RSM Classic is to raise money for charities through the Davis Love Foundation,” Mark Love said. “There’s about 30 other local charities a number of national charities that all benefit from the tournament.”
Steve Waters, athletic director for Glynn County Schools, accepted the donation Wednesday at The Lodge on St. Simons.
“On behalf of the over 2,000 student athletes and over 113 athletic teams in the Glynn County School System, we would like to thank the Davis Love Foundation, RSM Classic and the Richs corporation for their generous support,” Waters said.
This kind of support is vital to helping the athletic department provide for the needs of its students, he said.
“Their support allows us to provide the essential equipment, uniforms and necessities to all of our teams and coaches in the Glynn County School System,” Waters said. “We are very grateful for the support.”