published on October 2, 2018 - 1:16 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The United States golf team did not win the biennial Ryder Cup held this last weekend in France. However, a local kidney organization, along with other charities, won big from golfers’ donations.

The United States Ryder Ryder Cup Team gave $2.85 million to various organizations. This includes a $66,667 donation from Bryson DeChambeau to the Fresno Nephrology Kidney Foundation. DeChambeau is a Modesto native who attended Clovis East High School.

The money comes from the 12-member U.S. team that competed in France.

Each of them, including team captain Jim Furyk, designated $100,000 to charities of their choice. DeChambeau also donated to the Northern California Golf Association.

“To be a part of the U.S. Ryder Cup team is an honor, and with that comes the ability to impact communities through the game of golf,” Furyk said.

“Each of our U.S. Vice Captains and players appreciate the opportunity to represent our nation in the Ryder Cup in France, while simultaneously helping others back in America via the Ryder Cup Outreach Program. It’s a powerful combination.”

The Ryder Cup is a golf tournament held in France between the United States and Europe. Though the favorites to win this year, according to SBNation, the U.S. Team lost to the European Team.

The Fresno Nephrology Kidney Foundation directs funds for “practical, financial and emotional support” to kidney patients and their families, according to the website.

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