Southwest Airlines donates USD675,000 for children's charities

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) said it will donate USD675,000 to children´s charities benefiting children in local and international destinations.

At this year´s 30th Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament, the airline added two donation recipients in addition to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to include St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital and Children´s Medical Center of Dallas.

Ginger Hardage, Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines, sits on the International board of Trustees for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which is based in Chicago.

The LUV Classic was founded in 1985 by Southwest Airlines President Emeritus Colleen Barrett. The event has since grown to be ranked as one of Dallas´ top charity golf tournaments by the Dallas Business Journal, donating more than USD15 million since its inception, and benefitting a total of 113 Ronald McDonald Houses. See for details.