EMC Community Sponsor and Official LED Lighting Partner for Sanford International in 2022

Kristi Everson

EMC continues its support of the Sanford International for a fifth year as community sponsor and Official LED Lighting Partner for the PGA TOUR Champions event, which brings the best in golf to Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-18. 

The Sanford International benefits the Sanford Health Foundation that manages endowment funds in support of Sanford Hospitals and Clinics and programs. Last year’s event raised $250,000 and since 2018, the tournament has given back more than $750,000 in charitable contributions and had an annual economic impact of over $20,000,000 for the greater Sioux Falls community. 

“Sanford International combines our love for great golf with our passion for improving the health, safety and quality of life for people in Sioux Falls and across the country,” said EMC CEO and Chairman Jerry Johnson.

The Official LED Lighting Partner for Sanford International, EMC’s expertise in disinfection lighting, EV charging and building management solutions helps a broad array of businesses and health care institutions transform their facilities and operate in new and dynamic ways. 

PGA TOUR Champions returning to this year's tournament include 2021 Sanford International winner Darren Clarke and EMC-sponsored Scott Parel and Mario Tiziani. Also expected to join them are past winners Miguel Angel Jimenez (2020), Rocco Mediate (2019) and Steve Sticker (2018) as well as Fred Couples, John Daly, Mark O’Meara and South Dakota’s own Tom Byrum. 

In addition to serving as one of the largest sponsors for the tournament, EMC is:  

Presenting Sponsor for Women’s Day on Tuesday, September 13. A day to celebrate all women from the Sioux Falls community and beyond, Women’s Day’s mission is to build camaraderie, bring women together to strengthen business and social relationships, and create a space for just women to enjoy the Sanford International. 

Title Sponsor for the EMC Championship Pro-Am on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15. Guests tee up alongside a PGA TOUR Champions Professional at the historic Minnehaha Country Club. 

Trick Shot Partner on Hole #16 for Sunset Skins Game on Wednesday, September 14. This event features Fred Couples, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Darren Clarke and John Daly. 

Community Partner for the public concert featuring music superstar Sam Hunt on Thursday, September 15. Hunt will perform with Mitchell Tenpenny at the Great Shots facility in Sioux Falls.  

Host for the EMC Champions Dinner on Friday, September 16. The dinner honors past Sanford International winners Darren Clarke, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Rocco Mediate and Steve Stricker. 


About EMC 

EMC provides leading-edge LED Lighting + Technology conversion systems and service solutions to a broad range of multinational retail, commercial, industrial and specialized customers. Since 2003, the company has used its total project management approach, EnergyMAXX®, to successfully implement thousands of lighting upgrade projects, saving clients across industries billions of kilowatt-hours of energy. EMC has since expanded beyond lighting into smart buildings, EV charging infrastructure, system integration, custom product development, energy analytics and disinfection technologies. 


About the Sanford International 

The Sanford International, a PGA TOUR Champions event contested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 12-18, featuring a $2 million purse. In its fifth year, the Sanford International will continue to focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls. These organizations are supported through the proceeds of the tournament and via direct donations to participating charities. For more information about the tournament, please visit sanfordinternational.com. You can also follow the tournament on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram