Des Moines, IA – Principal Charity Classic Volunteer Vice Chairs received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg.


Principal Charity Classic Volunteer Vice Chairs were honored with a Group Governor’s Volunteer Award for their commitment to the Principal Charity Classic. Volunteerism is a core principle of the PGA TOUR and vital to the success of the Principal Charity Classic.


“The individuals and groups being recognized today are the people who show up. The people who invest in others and don’t ask for anything in return. Everywhere you look, you can see Iowans dedicating themselves to something greater.” said Rebecca Gernes, Governor’s Volunteer Award program coordinator “It is truly an honor to be able to recognize these individuals for their selfless acts of generosity through the Governor’s Volunteer Awards and inspire others to do the same.”


Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program—now in its 39th year—provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. More information is available at




A complete list of award recipients and an electronic copy of this news release are available at


About Volunteer Iowa

Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts.  The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure.  More information is available at


About the Principal Charity Classic

The Principal Charity Classic is an annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event dedicated to investing in the future of Iowa kids. In 2022, the Principal Charity Classic raised a record $8.2 million for charity, bringing the tournament’s giving total to more than $45.6 million since 2007. Tournament funds benefit organizations that provide a broad level of support to Iowa kids in the areas of education and culture, financial security, and/or health and wellness. Last year, the tournament touched the lives of more than 130,000 children statewide.
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