For one week each year, the international spotlight shines brightly on Newport Beach and Orange County. Massive galleries file into Newport Beach Country Club to lend a level of excitement that has established the Toshiba Classic as the finest stop on the PGA TOUR Champions. Each year, the Toshiba Classic attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf, creating compelling competition for our fans.
In 2000, the Toshiba Classic was the first PGA TOUR Champions event to raise $1 million for charity and the tournament has raised over $19 million in 19 years. We set the standard for PGA TOUR Champions tournaments – in fact the $1 million mark wasn’t matched until 2004. The Toshiba Classic continues to be the most philanthropic tournament in PGA TOUR Champions history.
HOST ORGANIZATION – Hoag Hospital Hoag Charity Sports produces the Toshiba Classic, and funds raised support Hoag Hospital.
For more than 60 years, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has delivered a level of personalized care that is unsurpassed among Orange County’s health care providers. Since 1952, Hoag has served the local communities and continues its mission to provide the highest quality health care services through the core strategies of quality and service, people, physician partnerships, strategic growth, financial stewardship, community benefit and philanthropy.
Proceeds from the Toshiba Classic benefit Hoag Hospital and other local charities. In 2018, the Toshiba Classic will benefit the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center which provides comprehensive services for those with risk for diabetes regardless of their ability to pay. The Diabetes Center is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people with diabetes through its clinical, education and support services.
The Toshiba Classic provides additional benefit to the community beyond charity. The Toshiba Classic is televised domestically on The Golf Channel to over 78 million households, and to over 330 million households in 190 countries internationally. This exposure for our community provides immeasurable benefits and the positive light shed on Orange County residually impacts the businesses and individuals who reside here.
The Toshiba Classic fills local hotel rooms, restaurants and businesses during tournament week, providing an enormous influx of dollars into our local economy. An independent study by Economics Research Associates of Los Angeles determined the economic impact of the Toshiba Classic on Newport Beach and surrounding communities of Orange County to be almost $30 million.