Boeing Classic will continue at Snoqualmie Ridge through at least 2024
Snoqualmie, Wash. (August 20, 2021) – The Boeing Classic has been extended for three years and will continue at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge through at least 2024, it was jointly announced today by Boeing, PGA TOUR Champions and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. The tournament, which began in 2005, is operated by Virginia Mason and benefits the Benaroya Research Institute and The First Tee of Greater Seattle.
“We are excited to announce the continuation of our incredible partnership with Boeing,” said PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady. “The Pacific Northwest has been an exceptional host for PGA TOUR Champions for over 15 years and we’re grateful to continue playing at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. This tournament has emerged as a player-favorite because of the outstanding hospitality and conditions, as well as the warm welcome from the Seattle community, and I’m confident that it will continue to be a premier event on the annual PGA TOUR Champions calendar.”
“As the title sponsor of The Boeing Classic since its inception, Boeing is honored to continue partnering with many of our customers and regional business and civic leaders to make an impact here in the Puget Sound,” said Stan Deal, President & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The Boeing Classic has provided millions of dollars in charitable giving and countless opportunities for Boeing employees to contribute to our community’s future. We are thrilled to continue this partnership.”
Since the tournament’s inception, over $10 million has been donated to local charities in the Puget Sound region. The main beneficiary of the tournament is the Benaroya Research Institute, which is committed to eliminating autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as immune system diseases such as allergies, asthma and COVID-19.
“Thanks to the support of Boeing and PGA TOUR Champions, the Boeing Classic will continue to be a staple in the Pacific Northwest,” said Tournament Director Brian Flajole. “We look forward to positively impacting the Seattle community and providing an exceptional product for our players, fans and sponsors. The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge will provide a great stage for incredible golf featuring legends of the game, including Seattle’s own, Fred Couples.
The Boeing Classic was formed in 2005 and is being contested at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge for the 16th 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.”
Visit www.BoeingClassic.com for more information, including updated spectator information and schedule of events. Connect with the tournament on social media at facebook.com/BoeingClassic, on Twitter @BoeingClassic and on Instagram @boeingclassic.
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 and living the company's core values of safety, quality and integrity. Learn more at www.Boeing.com.
About PGA TOUR Champions
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About Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is an integrated health system serving the Puget Sound region of Washington state, offering access to some of the country’s most prestigious experts and hospitals that are internationally known for superior quality. With a team of 18,000 team members, including nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers, it unites the brightest health care minds in the region to provide world-class clinical excellence at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites of care throughout the Puget Sound area.
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health was formed in 2021 by bringing together two leading health systems in Washington state. Its family of hospitals includes Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle; St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; St. Michael Medical Center, Silverdale and Bremerton; St. Anne Hospital, Burien; Rehabilitation Hospital, Tacoma; and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital, Tacoma. Learn more at www.vmfh.org.
About Arcis Golf
Arcis Golf is the premier operator of 66 public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences. Arcis Golf properties enhance the golf and country club lifestyle to a level of excellence designed to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, co-workers, and guests of all ages.
Arcis Golf is also known for innovative management, with a best-in-class leadership team that is reinventing the modern club experience, making it more relevant to the lifestyles of today’s consumers. The company is committed to enhancing service levels, amenities, and programming to broaden the appeal for members and guests at all its properties. Headquarters: 13727 Noel Road, Ste. 1000, Dallas, TX 75240. Phone: (214) 722-6000. Website: www.arcisgolf.com.
Brian Flajole, Boeing Classic, 206-223-7629, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tad Dickman, PGA TOUR, 703-477-2699, email@example.com
Josh Green, Boeing Communications, (425) 336-9091, Joshua.Green@Boeing.com
Karen Moraghan, ARCIS Golf, (908) 9633-6013, firstname.lastname@example.org