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Pinnacle Bank Championship Donates More Than $100,000 Toward Charitable Organizations

October 19, 2021

The Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna announced the tournament will present Children’s Hospital & Medical Center with a check for $50,000 on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Through the five years of the Championship, the event and its partner agencies have given more than $450,000 to area charities.

“Children’s is grateful to be chosen as the charity beneficiary of this year’s Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna. Thanks to the tournament’s continued partnership, Children’s can continue serving the region’s families, providing the best in pediatric care,” said Chanda Chacón, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. “We are thankful for the donation and for the tournament helping to shine the national spotlight on Children’s mission.”

“After five years, the tournament has solidified itself as a premier supporter of the Omaha area,” said Jeff Jorth, board chairman of Support Nebraska. “We are proud to help lead the charge, channeling the success of the event back into the community through multiple donations to area charities.”

In addition to Children’s, $54,000 was awarded to seven other local charities; First Tee of Omaha, EPIC, JDRF, Memories for Kids, Team Jack Foundation and the PGA HOPE Program.

“We were excited to have full attendance back for this year’s event and celebrate the season finale and recognition of life-long goals in awarding the PGA TOUR cards to the Top 25,” said Jessica Brabec, Tournament Director. “This event, like all of those on the Korn Ferry Tour, takes pride in giving back to our community. For us to surpass $450,000 in total donations says a lot about the tournament support and our mission to build a stronger community.”

In 2021, the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna served as the Korn Ferry Tour’s regular-season finale, drawing more than 37,000 fans during the four-day event. The 2022 Championship is scheduled for August 8-14.

Founded in 1938 in Palmer, Neb., Pinnacle Bancorp is a family-owned, Nebraska-based $17.1 billion financial holding company operating more than 159 community banks in eight states, including 66 across Nebraska. For more information, visit pinnbank.com.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is the only full-service, pediatric health care center in Nebraska, providing expertise in more than 50 pediatric specialty services to children across a five-state region and beyond. Children’s is home to Nebraska’s only Level IV regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the state’s only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. A regional heart center, it also offers expertise in pediatric heart transplantation. Children’s is recognized as a 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery and Urology. Visit us online at ChildrensOmaha.org.