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Fred Couples Designates Funds from The Presidents Cup to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation


World-renowned golfer, Fred Couples, directed $25,000 of the proceeds from The Presidents Cup golf tournament to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 16, 2012

Fred Couples, a 15-time PGA TOUR event winner and six-time Champions Tour event winner, recently designated a check in the amount of $25,000 to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation). This contribution is a portion of the charitable proceeds generated from The Presidents Cup 2011 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in which Couples served as captain of the victorious U.S. Team for the second consecutive time.

The Presidents Cup is a unique golf event in that it offers no purse or prize money. Players are not personally paid for their participation; instead, each competitor, captain and captain’s assistant allocates their portion of the proceeds generated to chosen charitable causes.

Mr. Couples’ and Ms. Midge Elo’s gift to the Meso Foundation (Couples gave gifts to 13 other organizations as well) was made in memory of George Elo, who lost his life to mesothelioma.

The Meso Foundation is the leading organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending cancer by funding peer-reviewed mesothelioma research, with over $7.6 million awarded to date. The Meso Foundation also provides patients and families with personalized and up-to-date information on mesothelioma treatments, clinical trials and medical referrals. More information about the Meso Foundation is available on their website at http://www.curemeso.org.

A total of $4.5 million will be distributed to charitable causes around the world from The Presidents Cup 2011, a record-setting amount for this prestigious competition and part of the more than $27 million raised since the inception of the event in 1994.

The Presidents Cup is a biennial match-play competition between the United States Team and the International Team, which was first contested in 1994. The International Team includes the world’s best players from non-European countries.

The U.S. Team captured The Presidents Cup for the seventh time, led by Captain Fred Couples and a 5-0-0 performance by veteran Jim Furyk. Tiger Woods, one of Couples’ two captain’s picks, clinched the Cup for the United States with a 4-and-3 win over Australia’s Aaron Baddley in Sunday Singles.

For more information on The Presidents Cup, visit http://www.PresidentsCup.com.

For more information on the Meso Foundation go to http://www.curemeso.org

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