/ Nonprofit Organizations Benefit Thanks To Southwest Airlines

The airline is donating more than $500,000 to charitable organizations

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Southwest Airlines Co. announced it is donating more than $500,000 to charitable organizations across the nation thanks to the carrier’s 33rd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament.



• Make-A-Wish®: $150,000
• University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco: $100,000
• Ronald McDonald House Charities®: $100,000
• Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati: $75,000
• Ronald McDonald House of Hawaii: $50,000


With this year’s donations to Ronald McDonald Houses, Southwest has now donated to a Ronald McDonald House in every state the carrier serves.

To celebrate Southwest’s 33rd annual tournament, the carrier held a 33 FORE 33 drawing allowing one of its platinum level sponsors to choose a children’s charity to receive a $33,000 donation on behalf of the 33rd annual LUV Classic. This year’s winner, Coca-Cola®, chose the Children’s Miracle Network as its organization to receive the donation.

In total, the carrier has donated more than $17,500,000 to charities across North America since starting the tournament in 1985.


“Tickets for Time”

In addition to the cash donations, 260 Employees volunteered more than 2,100 hours at this year’s LUV Classic, earning each of the 2018 recipients six roundtrip flight tickets through Southwest’s “Tickets for Time” program. This program allows each Southwest Airlines Employee who volunteers a certain amount of time in a year to earn roundtrip tickets for a nonprofit organization of their choice to use for fundraising efforts or transportation needs. 


If you are interested in learning more about how you can support next year’s tournament, which is scheduled for October 11, 2019, visit southwest.com.