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Buick Open raises record $617,000 for local charities

The donations were to be announced today during a news conference. Among the charities receiving money are the American Red Cross of Genesee and Lapeer Counties, Easter Seal Society of Genesee County, Whaley Children's Center of Flint and the regional office of the American Lung Association.

We know how important these funds are to them and we are very proud to make a significant contribution to these dedicated organizations, said Larry Peck, golf marketing manager for Buick.

The Buick Open donates money left over after tournament bills are paid. The previous record total was $554,000 from the 2002 tournament. More than $6.4 million has been raised since 1982.

Officials from the organizations receiving donations could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

The tournament does not release official attendance figures, but organizers credited the presence of superstar golfer Tiger Woods for heightened interest. Crowd estimates for the final Saturday and Sunday of the tournament were about 35,000 each day.

It's a significant fund-raiser for the charities, said Al Abrams, spokesman for the tournament.

The Buick Open takes place in late July at Warwick Hills Golf Club in Grand Blanc Township. This year's event is scheduled July 26-Aug. 1. Defending champion Jim Furyk took home $720,000 last year.

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