Monday After the Masters: a huge contributor to charity

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Monday after the Masters is the biggest thing on the Grand Strand, Monday and maybe even on twitter feeds.

Since Mike and Mike in the Morning started their broadcast Monday, fans have been sharing photos and updates of the event with #MAM2014.

The proceeds from this golf tournament go to the Hootie and the Blowfish foundation - much of which stays right here in South Carolina. It's a big reason folks behind the scenes say they keep coming back to volunteer each year.

"What's truly remarkable about this, is that the money stays in South Carolina," says Barbara Cook, who has volunteered for the last five years. "And a large portion of it goes to education."

The Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation's efforts focus on public education issues here in South Carolina, the bands home state.

According to their website, the foundation supports hundreds of charities close to the members' hearts. They have donated nearly $2 million to date. And most of that funding comes from the Monday After the Masters Pro-Am tournament.

The tournament also benefits the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, which works with young golfers.  

"I believe that South Carolina has produced more professional golfers than any other state in the country, partly because of what the band is doing," says Keely Saye, who is on the board for Monday After the Masters, and works with the social media.

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