PNC Supports The Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. has been the presenting sponsor of the Father/Son Challenge since 2012.

For the first six years of the event, PNC Father/Son Challenge has supported both the Level One Trauma Center at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, as well as the Healthy Families Orange program at The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families.

 

The PNC Father/Son Challenge was created to allow the entire family to experience the joys of golf—together. To qualify for the PNC Father/Son Challenge, participants must have won either a major PGA championship or The Players Championship during their career. 

 

The professional’s partner must not currently hold a PGA TOUR card, and while the majority of partners in the history of the event have been the sons of golf legends, the family-themed tournament has also seen daughters and grandchildren participate over the years. 

 

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. has been the presenting sponsor of the tournament since 2012. For the first six years of the event, PNC Father/Son Challenge has supported both the Level One Trauma Center at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, as well as the Healthy Families Orange program at The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families. With over $1 million in support during that time, lives in Central Florida have been forever changed. The majority of sponsorship funds have been directed to Healthy Families Orange in support of the team’s efforts to help strengthen the parent-child bond.

 

Healthy Families has a 98 percent success rate at preventing child abuse from ever happening. By partnering with families through home visits, sharing positive discipline techniques, and teaching parents how to cope with the stresses of parenting, children and parents graduate from the program with a strong bond which continues to develop well into adulthood.