Meet, Play, Give The OHL Clas­sic at Mayakoba

The PGA TOUR has a long history of char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tions through its pro­fes­sional golf events. We high­lighted five non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions ben­e­fit­ing from this year’s tour­na­ment

The Playa Times Riviera Maya's English Newspaper - - Sports - BY CATHER­INE PAWELEK

Since 2007, the PGA TOUR has been com­ing to the Riviera Maya with their OHL Clas­sic at Mayakoba. The only PGA TOUR event to be held out­side of the United States or Canada it re­mains Mexico’s only PGA TOUR event. The OHL Clas­sic at Mayakoba will be held this year from Novem­ber 9 to 15.

PGA events have a long history of char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tions to the com­mu­ni­ties where the events are held. The OHL Clas­sic at Mayakoba has do­nated $1.5 mil­lion dol­lars to phil­an­thropic causes from Can­cun to Tu­lum.

Here are some of the groups that ben­e­fit from this amaz­ing event.

Cen­tinelas del Agua

The ob­jec­tive of this or­ga­ni­za­tion is to pro­mote the res­cue and pro­tec­tion of the ground­wa­ter in the Yu­catan Penin­sula and de­velop a sus­tain­able wa­ter cul­ture within Mex­i­can so­ci­ety. It is the so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ini­tia­tive of All­tour­na­tive and Rio Se­creto.

Flora, Fauna y Cultura de Méx­ico

A non-profit as­so­ci­a­tion that works to pre­serve the nat­u­ral and cul­tural her­itage of Mexico. An al­ter­na­tive that is a re­sponse to en­vi­ron­men­tal and cul­tural is­sues gen­er­ated due to a fast paced ur­ban de­vel­op­ment in the state of Quin­tana Roo.


This or­ga­ni­za­tion’s pur­pose is to plan, de­velop, pro­mote and co­or­di­nate sports and phys­i­cal cul­ture pro­grams in the State, in which they en­cour­age poli­cies, in co­or­di­na­tion with the public, so­cial and pri­vate sec­tors, al­low­ing for the prac­tice of sports.

Nat­u­raleza Ac­tiva

They are about pro­mot­ing con­ser­va­tion and wise use of the en­vi­ron­ment through dif­fer­ent tools and ac­tions in­clud­ing the preven­tion and con­trol of pol­lu­tion of wa­ter, air and soil, which in turn cre­ates phys­i­cal and so­cial well-be­ing for all liv­ing be­ings.

The Pelop­i­das Foun­da­tion

The foun­da­tion takes its name from the fight­ing spirit of the philoso­pher and his de­sire to move for­ward de­spite dif­fi­cul­ties that arise. The mis­sion of the foun­da­tion is to con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of Quin­tana Roo through ed­u­ca­tion, and cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties that pro­mote the in­te­gral de­vel­op­ment of Mex­i­cans.

Save the Chil­dren

The in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned or­ga­ni­za­tion gives glob­ally what ev­ery child de­serves, a healthy start, and the op­por­tu­nity to learn and to be pro­tected from harm. When dis­as­ter strikes, they put chil­dren’s needs first. Save the Chil­dren ad­vo­cates for and achieves, large-scale change for chil­dren. For more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing next month’s tour­na­ment, to see a com­plete list of all char­i­ties that will ben­e­fit from this event, or to be­come a spon­sor or part­ner go to



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