Houston golf-related donations top $2 million this year

HOUSTON

Association officials announced the total on Tuesday.

The Houston Golf Association has been funding youth-development programs since 1974. A total of $55.2 million has been donated to charities through the HGA -- about $51.46 million since Shell Oil became the tournament's title sponsor in 1992.

The money benefits about 200 charities in the Houston area. The HGA raised $2,145,000 in 2010.

The Houston Open is the 10th oldest event on the tour schedule. Last year, Shell announced a 5-year extension of its tournament title agreement that will run through 2017.

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