The Principal Charity Classic To Receive 2013 PGA Champions Tour Charity Of The Year Award

Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG):


Presentation of the 2013 Charity of the Year award—and a $30,000 check—by the PGA Champions Tour to The Principal Charity Classic, along with a special entertainment surprise


Mike Stevens, president of the PGA Champions Tour; Larry Zimpleman, CEO of the Principal Financial Group®, Mary O’Keefe, chair of The Principal Charity Classic board; representatives from local charities; tournament volunteers


Thursday, January 30, 2014, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Formal remarks begin at 3:00 p.m.


The Principal®, 655 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Enter on the west side of the building. The event will be held in the building’s lobby area, located just beyond the entrance.

In 2013, The Principal Charity Classic raised a record $1 million for children’s charities in Central Iowa. The PGA Champions Tour recognized this accomplishment by naming the tournament the 2013 Champions Tour Charity of the Year.


For more information, please contact Erica Jensen, Principal Financial Group,, 515.362.0049.

About The Principal Charity ClassicThe Principal Charity Classic is an annual Champions Tour event. The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines plays host to the event, which is focused on philanthropic giving for designated “FORE Our Kids” charities. The 2014 Principal Charity Classic tournament will be played May 27 – June 1, 2014, at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information on the charities and the tournament, visit, or connect with the tournament on or on Twitter @PFGGolfClassic.

About the Champions TourCollectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2012, tournaments on all five Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, PGA TOUR Canada) generated more than $122 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow the Champions Tour at Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.

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