Golf Fore Vegas charity event raises $100,000+ for Mandalay Bay tragedy victims

Golf Fore Vegas charity event raises $100,000+ for Mandalay Bay tragedy victims

In the wake of the Mandalay Bay tragedy on the evening after the United States again won the Presidents Cup, a number of pro golfers -- many of which who call or have called Las Vegas home -- wanted to get together and lend their talents to raise money to help victims of the Route 91 concert shooting.

That event, Golf Fore Vegas, was played on Nov. 20 at TPC Las Vegas, with 10 PGA Tour, Tour, PGA Champions and LPGA players competing in the charity event that was also open and free to Vegas-area first responders, who were critical to helping the injured. PGA of America Vice President Suzy Whaley, MLB Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, Butch Harmon and Murray Craven, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Vegas Golden Knights, also attended the event.

All told, more than $100,000 were raised in the joint PGA Tour-PGA of America effort. The money will be delivered to the Vegas Direct Impact Fund by way of PGA Tour Charities, and the DIF will distribute the money to various outlets for support services for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings.

In the scramble event, 31 teams competed, with a pair shooting 14-under 57 to share first place, including a foursome with Greg and Mike Maddux.

If you'd like to donate to the fund and support the Las Vegas shooting victims, you can donate here.

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