Augusta National Announces US$2 Million Donation To Coronavirus Response Efforts
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2020-04-02
By JOEL BEALL, GolfDigest.com
Augusta National Golf Club announced that it is donating $2 million to local coronavirus response efforts.
In a statement from Chairman Fred Ridley, the club is giving $1 million to Augusta University for expansion of COVID-19 testing in the region, with another million gifted to CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) Emergency Response Fund, a joint endeavor by the United Way and the Community Fund.
According to the press release, the donation will allow Augusta University to triple its drive-thru testing lanes, with an increase in medical personnel and supplies that will raise the amount of tests administered from 100 to 1,000 a day. The Emergency Response Fund is focused on Augusta's population most at risk of losing job support and income in the pandemic's fallout.