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For Immediate Release

Easter Seals Iowa Continues Partnership With Principal Charity Classic In 2016

April 15, 2016

Media Contact:
Jessica Brown

Easter Seals Iowa today announced it is pleased to continue its partnership with the Principal Charity Classic presented by Wells Fargo, the annual PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines, to provide Disabilities Services at the 2016 tournament. Easter Seals Iowa provided Disabilities Services at last year’s tournament as well.

The 2016 Principal Charity Classic, which raises funds for Iowa children’s charities, will take place May 31-June 5 at Wakonda Club near downtown Des Moines.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the Principal Charity Classic in 2016 and encourage all Iowans to chip in for charity by attending this incredible event that benefits kids throughout the state,” said Sherri Nielsen, President/CEO of Easter Seals Iowa.

This year, Principal® is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its title sponsorship of the event, which has raised more than $7.7 million for Iowa children’s charities in the past nine years.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Easter Seals Iowa as a partner of the Principal Charity Classic,” said Greg Conrad, Principal Charity Classic Tournament Director. “The tournament is a proud community event, and Easter Seals Iowa helps us ensure that it is accessible to everyone who would like to attend.”


Accessible parking is available at Southridge Mall and guests can take an accessible shuttle to the main entrance. The 13th Green and 18th Green provide accessible viewing areas. Guests utilizing wheelchairs or scooters may follow cart paths to access viewing areas.  Cart services are also available for those needing assistance.  Carts make periodic loops from the main entrance to the 18th Green and 16th Green Fan Zone.  Any guest needing assistance can contact a staff or volunteer marshal with a radio.

Learn more at www.principalcharityclassic.com under the Event Information tab.


The Principal Charity Classic is also pleased to provide 25% discount on tournament tickets available at www.principalcharityclassic.com for friends of Easter Seals Iowa. To utilize the discount, simple enter promo code “easterseals16” at checkout.

About Easter Seals Iowa
Easter Seals Iowa provides exceptional services to ensure all people with disabilities or special needs, and their families, have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. www.eastersealsia.org.

About Principal®
Principal helps people and companies around the world build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. Our employees are passionate about helping clients of all income and portfolio sizes achieve their goals -- offering innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life solutions to make financial progress possible. To find out more, visit us at www.principal.com.

About The Principal Charity Classic
The Principal Charity Classic is an annual PGA TOUR Champions event focused on philanthropic giving. This premier golf event raises contributions for the tournament’s “FORE Our Kids” charities, including: 1) Tournament Charity Partners, 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. These organizations are supported through net proceeds of the tournament.  And 2) Birdies for Charity Partners, which includes more than 100 additional children’s charities across Iowa that receive support through individual pledges and contributions made prior to and during the tournament.

The 2016 Principal Charity Classic tournament will be played May 31 - June 5 at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information on the charities and the tournament, visit www.principalcharityclassic.com, or via Facebook or Twitter.

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