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DEVELOPING ON 6: Augusta National Golf Club Gives Back To The Community In A Huge Way

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***UPDATED at 5:29 P.M. on Tuesday, February 18th***

Augusta National Golf Club is giving back to the community - in a major way.

Club members announced Tuesday that they will donate $6 million over several years to help build a new Cancer Center at Georgia Regents University.

It's a huge gift, and one Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver says he's thankful for. "Looking at potentially bringing in $300 million in research funding, so once again, going towards the economic impact, it is huge. But, I think more so than anything, it's the way that it will impact the lives of my citizens, so I am greatly appreciative," Mayor Copenhaver says.

The gift will also help with the creation of a children's camp for patients at the Children's Hospital of Georgia, as well as other children from around the CSRA.

A June deadline has been set to raise the $56 million Dollars needed to build that cancer center.

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***POSTED at 10:42 A.M. on Tuesday, February 18th***

A few minutes ago, Augusta National Golf Club announced a huge donation to Georgia Regents Medical Center.

Our Julie Parise tells us, the $6 million donation is being made to help fund the creation of a new cancer facility at Georgia Regents University Augusta's Cancer Center.

The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area Board of Directors unanimously approved the contribution.

Details of the contribution and the project, are defined in the press release.

A press conference was held at the Kroc Center Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Julie will have much more on this announcement during our WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon newscast.

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