The PGA Tour recently announced that Hilton Head Heroes, a Hilton Head Island-based nonprofit beneficiary of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, was a 2016 PGA Tour Charity of the Year finalist. The group was awarded a $5,000 grant from the PGA Tour.
"We are honored to have the PGA Tour recognize the impact we make to families who have children fighting life threatening illnesses,” said Lindy Russell, founder of Hilton Head Heroes. “This donation will allow us to treat more families to a vacation of a lifetime and give them a welcomed break from the realities of having a sick child.”
Hilton Head Heroes’ mission is to bring families with children between the ages of 2 to 16 who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses to Hilton Head for a relaxing vacation. In 2013, Memory Matters was named the 2013 PGA Tour Charity of the Year and received a $30,000 grant. The 49th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will take place April 10-16 at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links.