The Toshiba Classic is the largest and most exciting annual event in Orange County. 150 sponsors, 1200 volunteers and 85,000 spectators support the Toshiba Classic each year, providing the means for a tournament that produces record earnings for charity, and an event that has become a tradition in the Orange County community.
The tournament is operated by Hoag Hospital Foundation, and as such, the profits from the Toshiba Classic benefit Hoag's Centers of Excellence. The tournament generates over $1,000,000 for charity annually, and our 16 year total exceeds $16 million. Beginning with the 2011 tournament, proceeds have benefited the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag. The mission of the Allen Diabetes Center is to make a difference by improving the quality of life for all people with diabetes or at risk of diabetes, through prevention, early detection, prompt care, education and support.
In addition to Hoag, tournament proceeds have also been contributed to more than 45 other charities. The Toshiba Classic Scholarship Program has provided over $249,000 in scholarships and support to local schools and over $400,000 worth of Toshiba laptops to deserving local high schools and seniors. Through the successful "Shot from the Top" event, more than $150,000 in Toshiba laptops have been donated to local classrooms to help with the growing need for technology.
The tournament also provides additional benefit to the community beyond the charitable impact. The Toshiba Classic is televised domestically on Golf Channel, and internationally on PGA Tour television partners overseas. This exposure for our community provides benefits that are immeasurable, and the positive light shed on Orange County residually impacts the businesses and individuals who reside here. In addition, the tournament fills local hotel rooms, restaurants and businesses during the competition, providing an enormous influx of dollars into our economy. In fact, a recent independent study by Economic Research Associates calculated the impact of this tournament to exceed $26 million in economic impact. To read the entire report, CLICK HERE.
Hoag Hospital Background
For nearly 60 years, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has stood on the bluffs in Newport Beach as a beacon of exceptional healthcare. A place where the best and brightest physicians care for their patients with the support of highly skilled nurses and a wide range of dedicated staff.
Hoag is a not-for-profit regional healthcare delivery network in Orange County, Calif. that treats nearly 30,000 inpatients and 350,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, seven health centers and a network for more than 1,300 physicians, 5,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of health care services including Centers of Excellence in cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences and women's health, and orthopedics through Hoag's affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County's most preferred hospital for the past 15 consecutive years. And for an unprecedented 14 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as the county’s best hospital in a local newspaper survey.
For more information about Hoag, call 800/400-HOAG (4624) or online hoag.org