Heritage Classic Foundation Announces The Plaid Pledge Campaign

Heritage Classic Foundation Announces The Plaid Pledge Campaign


(Hilton Head Island, SC – June 15, 2020) 

The Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality throughout South Carolina, is proud to be hosting the 52nd RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. This year's "RETURN TO GOLF" event is being held June 18-21,2020 over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C.  

"The Heritage Classic Foundation was not able to generate the traditional charitable impact from hosting the April event that it usually does," said Tournament Director Steve Wilmot. "This new June time slot creates a platform to give back to those who stepped up in a huge way."

The COVID-19 virus has affected everyone in one way or another, but no group has been affected more than our incredible doctors, nurses and healthcare providers. These heroes put others before themselves every single day putting their own lives on the line. 

Now it is our turn to help these heroes with a Plaid Pledge! With this initiative, 100% of the proceeds raised will be shared by the South Carolina Hospital Association Foundation and the Heritage Classic Foundation for their registered charity partners. 

PGA Tour Professionals, South Carolina leaders, and RBC Heritage supporters have joined the Plaid Pledge and will be highlighting healthcare worker stories on their social media platforms to encourage their followers to make a donation. 

Two ways to support our heroes:

  1. Make a Donation. Please give what you can!
  2. Supporters can purchase a #PlaidPledge t-shirt, hat, or any item from the featured Golf Shop by Southern Tide and 20% of net sales will be donated to the Plaid Pledge campaign, where it will be equally shared by the SC Hospital Association and the Heritage Classic Foundation for their registered charity partners. Southern Tide is the Official Style of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. 

"As the Official Style Sponsor of the RBC Heritage, we are pleased to join forces with the Heritage Classic Foundation and the South Carolina Hospital Association again to continue to support our healthcare professional," said Christopher Heyn, Southern Tide CEO. "These individuals are inspiring in their tireless dedication to keeping our community safe, and we are so grateful. Southern Tide looks forward to further showing our appreciation through this campaign."

To learn more and understand what these heroes have endured visit heritageclassicfoundation.com/plaidpledge and please consider making a donation or purchasing Southern Tide apparel to support this great cause. 

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About the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing:
Celebrating its 52nd year in 2020, the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is the only PGA TOUR event in South Carolina. Played over the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island since 1969, the vent is set for June 18-21, 2020. The Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality. Since it was founded in 1987, the Foundation has donated more than $44.6 million to people in need. For information on how to "Get Your Plaid On!" call 843.671.2448, visit www.rbcheritage.com or Facebook (RBC Heritage) and Twitter (@RBC_Heritage).

About South Carolina Hospital Association Foundation:
The SCHA Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that supports the mission of SCHA by fostering and accelerating the collective impact of hospitals, health systems and other partners to create a better state of health for South Carolina. 

About Southern Tide:
Founded in 2006, Southern Tide is a Greenville, S.C.-based lifestyle apparel brand that boasts exceptional craftsmanship and classic design. Southern Tide is best known for its Skipjack Polo, deemed by many to be the finest, most comfortable polo shirt. Innovative, yet timeless in its youthful style, Southern Tide offers an array of apparel and accessory products for men, women, and kids that deliver their authentic lifestyle through quality, experience, and service. Southern Tide is available for purchase in Southern Tide Signature Stores, more than 850 specialty retailers and premium department stores in more than 49 states across the United States, as well as online at www.southerntide.com. Southern Tide is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM).