Southwest Airlines annual golf tournament raises USD 500,000 for charitable causes

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced that thanks to its 33rd annual LUV classic golf tournament, it is donating more than USD 500,000 to charitable organizations across the nation, the company said.

The carrier continues its support of children facing serious illness by helping organizations with dollars they can use to improve the lives of kids who are receiving treatment. Following the successful golf tournament, and thanks to the generous donations of sponsors and participants, Southwest donated to Make-A-Wish, University of California San Francisco Benioff Children´s Hospital San Francisco, Ronald McDonald House Charities.

In total, the carrier has donated more than USD 17.5m to charities across North America since starting the tournament in 1985.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries during peak travel seasons.