Boeing Classic to Continue at Snoqualmie Ridge through at least 2029
Seattle, Washington and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – Today it was jointly announced by PGA TOUR Champions and Boeing that the Boeing Classic has been extended for five years, with the tournament scheduled to continue at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge through at least 2029. The event, which began in 2005, is operated by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and benefits Benaroya Research Institute and The First Tee of Greater Seattle.
“We’re elated to announce this extension, which continues the fantastic partnership that we have had with Boeing,” said PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady. “This tournament has been a standout on our schedule thanks to the tremendous support that we have received from the Seattle community. Since this tournament’s inception, The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge has served as a wonderful host for this event and we’re thrilled to continue playing there. We look forward to furthering the relationship between PGA TOUR Champions and the Pacific Northwest fanbase.”
“The Boeing Classic is a premier event bringing together our community for an exciting week of world-class professional golf,” said Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes “We are honored to extend our partnership with the PGA TOUR and continue our work to help raise millions of dollars for the Benaroya Research Institute and other non-profits in Washington.”
Since this tournament began in 2005, nearly $9 million has been donated to local charities in the Puget Sounds region. The main beneficiary of the tournament is the Benaroya Research Institute, which works to predict, prevent, reverse and cure diseases of the immune system— including autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, cancer and COVID-19.
“We are incredibly grateful to The Boeing Company and their continued commitment to The Boeing Classic,” said Ketul J. Patel, CEO of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. “Together, we have raised over $8.5M for Pacific Northwest communities over the past 18 years. The Boeing Classic is a special opportunity for us to give back and we look forward to our ongoing partnership with Boeing and the PGA TOUR to bring top golfers to this event for many years to come.”
The Boeing Classic was formed in 2005 and is being contested at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge for the 18th time this year. The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus and originally opened in 1999, was voted the “Most Beautiful Clubhouse” in Washington state by Architectural Digest in 2018 for its “craftsman-inspired decor…and expansive windows.” The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge’s par-72, 7,264-yard championship layout sits at the base of the Cascade Mountains and is renowned for its stunning terrain and amazing wildlife, which includes an eagle sanctuary on the 14th hole. The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge is owned by Arcis Golf, the second largest and fastest-growing owner and operator of golf facilities in the United States.
“We’re excited to have Boeing continue their sponsorship commitment as well as for the support of other partners to execute this popular PGA TOUR Champions event,” said Blake Walker, Founder and CEO, Arcis Golf. “Our team at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge appreciates this annual opportunity to showcase our beautiful club, golf course, and community on a national stage and they work tirelessly with the volunteers in support of deserving, worthy causes.”
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, on Facebook, on Twitter (@ChampionsTour), on Instagram (@pgatourchampions) and on TikTok (pgatourchampions).
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As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity. Join our team and find your purpose at boeing.com/careers.
About Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is a world-class health system serving the Pacific Northwest, offering access to some of the country’s most prestigious experts and hospitals that are internationally recognized for superior quality. Our expansive system builds upon the strength of more than 300 sites of care, including 11 top-tier hospitals, 18,000 team members, and 5,400 employed physicians, advance practice providers (APPs) and community providers to improve the health of our communities. Together we deliver easily accessible, instantly responsive and digitally connected patient-centric care.
By bringing together the brightest health care minds through Benaroya Research Institute, a global leader in autoimmune disease and immune system research, we deliver the most advanced therapies and technologies for our patients. We are also proud to be the home of Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to addressing health care disparities by caring for the most vulnerable in our communities, including the poor and underserved, providing more than $300 million in community benefit – free, subsidized, and reduced cost health care and programs.
About Arcis Golf
Dallas-based Arcis Golf is the premier operator of nearly 70 public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction through unrivaled golf and lifestyle amenities. The company’s innovative, best-in-class leadership team is reinventing the modern club experience, and is committed to enhancing service levels, amenities, and programming to broaden the appeal for customers at all its properties. Phone: (214) 722-6000. Website: www.arcisgolf.com
Chris King, PGA TOUR Champions Communications, email@example.com
Conrad Chun, Boeing Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org