BOCA RATON, Fla. – Allianz will continue as the title sponsor of the Allianz Championship through 2017. This first-of-the-season golf event continues to feature some of the best athletes in golf and in 2014 features a $1.6 million purse, Ryan Dillon, Allianz Championship tournament director, announced today.
“Allianz has a 20-year history of sponsoring professional golf events with the Champions Tour and PGA (TOUR) players. This event is a must-do for people who enjoy great golf,” said Allianz Life Chief Marketing Officer Nancy Jones. The Allianz Championship will be hosted by Allianz Life Insurance of North America (Minneapolis); Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Insurance (New York); Euler Hermes (Baltimore) an Allianz company; and Allianz Global Investors (New York).
The tournament title sponsorship renewal was announced following a successful 2013 event. Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities, the charitable arm of the Allianz Championship, raised $500,000 to support the tournament’s main beneficiary, the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and over 20 other South Florida charities from the 2013 event.
“Our success is driven by the great leadership from Dick Schmidt, chairman of Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities, the dedication and commitment of the all board members, plus the generous annual support by the South Florida community-at-large,” said Dillon.
“This season-opener Champions Tour golf event delivers important funding to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, one of the leading medical centers in South Florida. The Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities thanks Allianz for continuing its presence in the region as the BRCGC strives each year to make the tournament the best on the Champions Tour schedule,” he said.
The 2014 Allianz Championship will again tee off at The Old Course at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton from Feb. 3-9. The tournament has an annual economic impact of $15 million to the South Florida area. Last year’s winner at the Allianz Championship, Rocco Mediate, fired a course record of 61 during the second round on his way to defeat Tom Pernice Jr. by two strokes. The Allianz Championship was Mediate’s first start on the Champions Tour and first victory.