The Ally Challenge is bringing more than great golf to Genesee County. After raising just over $800,000 for charity in its inaugural year, the Ally Challenge nearly doubled the effort this year with over $1.5 million raised.
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and the United Way of Genesee County were the big winners this year, each recently receiving checks for $200,000 each. The Challenge benefitted more than 50 charities when all was said and done. Other awarded Genesee County charities include Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Crim Fitness Foundation, Crime Stoppers, Flint Institute of Arts, Genesee County Free Medical Clinic, McKenna’s Squad Beauty Bar, Valley Area Agency on Aging, Voices for Children, Whaley Children’s Center and more.
Presented by McLaren, the Ally Challenge is an official event on the PGA Tour Champions and is operated by Tournaments for Charity. Played at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, the tournament features 78 PGA Champions competing for a $2 million purse. The four-day event typically includes great golf, a family fun night, a 5K challenge, celebrity foursome, and community concert. This year’s community concert welcomed Dierks Bentley to the area.
An agreement has been signed keeping the Ally Challenge in Genesee County through 2025, and next year’s tournament will take place July 27-Aug. 2.