Principal Charity Classic

An annual community celebration, hosted by Wakonda Club, that generates FUNDS FOR iOWA CHILDREN'S CHARITIES

The Principal Charity Classic is Des Moines' annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event. Since 2007, the tournament has raised more than $45 million for Iowa children's charities. Recent competitors include Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Bernhard Langer, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, John Daly and many more. 

Benefiting Iowa Children's Charities
The Principal Charity Classic raises funds for Tournament Charity Partners, which are select organizations that provide a broad level of support to children of Iowa in the areas of education and culture, financial security and stability, and/or health and wellness, as well as for Birdies For Charity Partners, which include more than 100 additional children's charities across Iowa that receive support through individual pledges and contributions made prior to and during the tournament.

Tournament Charity Partners
United Way of Central Iowa
Blank Children's Hospital
MercyOne Children's Hospital
Variety - the Children's Charity

CourseWakonda Club 
LocationDes Moines, Iowa
Tournament Course Par72
Tournament Course YardageEstimated 6,833 total yards
FormatThree-day, 54-hole stroke-play competition; no cut 
Field78 PGA TOUR Champions Players
Purse$1.85 million
2022 ChampionJerry Kelly
2022 Attendance82,000
Economic ImpactEstimated $23 million annually


Membership during the Classic looks like...
Volunteering as a Hole Marshall on #10

Watching from the Wakonda Club Skybox
Relaxing in the Member-only Hospitality Tent