PGA TOUR Champions and Sanford Health announce new event to debut in 2018

July 31, 2017

The Sanford International presented by Cambria will bring world-wide attention to Sanford’s mission.

The Sanford International, the first ever PGA TOUR Champions event to be contested in South Dakota, is coming to Sioux Falls next year.

The inaugural event will be played at Minnehaha Country Club Sept. 17–23, 2018, and will be the first of a five-year commitment.

On June 8, Sanford Health President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, PGA TOUR Champions President Greg McLaughlin, World Golf Hall of Fame member Jack Nicklaus and two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North gathered in Sioux Falls to announce the new event.

Watch Jack Nicklaus, who is serving as Ambassador for the new PGA TOUR Champions event, speak about his commitment to Sanford Health.

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Posted by Sanford Health on Friday, June 9, 2017


How will the sponsorship advance Sanford’s mission?

  • The Sanford International represents an opportunity to showcase Sanford Health. It’s an investment in our region.
  • The innovative work of Sanford’s expert physicians, researchers and caregivers will be presented to a national and international audience.
  • The Sanford Health Foundation will benefit from the Sanford International through fundraising and relationship-building opportunities.
  • Various events surrounding the Sanford International, including a pro-am tournament, will benefit the Sanford Health Foundation and its work supporting programs, services, research and patient care at Sanford.

“When people see the Sanford name, they’ll be quick to learn about the exceptional care we provide each day in our hospitals and clinics, and our work in areas like stem cells, immunotherapy, clinical trials, global clinics and device development,” said Micah Aberson, executive vice president of the Sanford Health Foundation. “We’re confident this event can help build and grow new relationships in fundraising, care and research.”