On March 29, representatives from the TOUR Championship, the finale event of the FedExCup Playoffs held at East Lake Golf Club, and the East Lake Foundation, the nonprofit organization focused on investing in the East Lake Community and empowering its residents and students, will attend Drew Charter School’s annual Senior Walk to announce last year’s charitable impact. This year, a portion of the charitable donation to the East Lake Foundation will support Drew Charter School’s successful College and Career Readiness Office.

This year’s Senior Walk will be especially sentimental. 32 students graduating this year have been a part Drew Charter School’s Cradle-to-College/Career continuum from kindergarten through 12th grade.

TOUR Championship representatives will announce the tournament’s charitable contribution from 2023 during the Senior Walk, when the 111 graduating seniors will be recognized by teachers, students, staff and parents with a ceremony. To top it off, elementary students will decorate their classroom doors for each senior as a tribute.

The TOUR Championship will make a return to Labor Day weekend in 2024, with tournament dates set for Aug. 28 –Sept. 1, as the PGA TOUR’s top 30 players compete in the FedExCup Playoffs finale for their chance to win the FedExCup and the season title. For more information about the 2024 event, visit, and to learn more about the East Lake Foundation, check out

WHAT: Senior Walk and TOUR Championship Charity Announcement

WHEN: March 29, 2024 from 1:30-3 p.m.


Drew Charter School – Elementary Academy
301 Eva Davis Way SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Interviews are available upon request.

  • Drew Charter School Head of School, Peter McKnight
  • Drew Charter School Principal, Kendrick Myers
  • East Lake Foundation President & CEO, Illy Askia
  • TOUR Championship Executive Director, Alex Urban

VISUALS: Images and b-roll opportunities available including seniors walking with students lining the decorated hallways, charity donation presentation and on-stage remarks.

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About the TOUR Championship

The TOUR Championship is the culmination of the PGA TOUR season and the FedExCup Playoffs where the TOUR’s top 30 global stars compete for the sport’s ultimate prize, the FedExCup. Since their inception, the Playoffs have concluded in Atlanta at East Lake Golf Club, which has an undeniable aura and historical significance as the place where the legendary career of Bobby Jones was born. The tournament has raised more than $48 million in charitable

funds since 1998 and proudly supports the East Lake Foundation; Focused Community Strategies; the Grove Park Foundation; Purpose Built Schools Atlanta; and First Tee – Metro Atlanta. Accenture, The Coca-Cola Company, and Southern Company are the exclusive Proud Partners of the TOUR Championship.

About the East Lake Foundation

Founded in 1995, by developer and philanthropist, Tom Cousins, the East Lake Foundation collaborates with The Villages of East Lake residents, Charles R. Drew Charter School families, and other key service providers to ensure every member of our community has equitable access to the resources, tools and supports needed to thrive.

The Foundation utilizes an integrated model for holistic community development that includes cradle-to-college education, mixed-income housing, community wellness, and economic vitality. This approach to building an equitable, healthy, and vibrant community creates a place where people of all ages and income levels choose to live.

East Lake Foundation’s transformative approach has become a national model for integrated and holistic community redevelopment now being replicated in 27 additional neighborhoods across the country through Purpose Built Communities. For more information, please visit

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Kayla Phillips