Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's, believed everyone has a responsibility to give something back - to help those who cannot help themselves. Giving back does not simply mean donating money to charities. It also means giving your time or sharing your skills with others. Consequently, this golf tournament was developed for the sole purpose of raising money and awareness for adoption.
Dave enjoyed coming to Minneapolis for this event, but more importantly he enjoyed raising money to help children find permanent, loving homes. The Dave Thomas Memorial Classic carries on his legacy and honors him in continuing the effort to raise money for adoption.
Dave always said, "These children are not someone else's responsibility. They are our responsibility."
Since the tournament was founded by Wendy's FourCrown more than a decade ago, over $5 million has been raised for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The 2009 Dave Thomas Memorial Classic will take place July 19th and 20th in Minneapolis. Wayzata Country Club will be the Sunday night Adoption Celebration dinner and auction host, as well as the Monday golf tournament.
For more information on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption please visit their website.