Sertoma presents $91,000 to charities, names new title sponsor

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- More than $91,000 was donated to a group of charities by the Sertoma Club of Charleston on Wednesday as the group announced a new title sponsor for the 2016 season.

The donation comes from a year-long effort that builds to the two-day Sertoma Football Classic at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium in downtown Charleston. Since its creation, teams and organizations have contributed more than $3.5 million to Lowcountry charities.

The Sertoma Club also announced a new multi-year title sponsorship with Charleston and North Charleston Hendrick Automotive Group dealerships.

"We are thrilled about the opportunity to be the title sponsor for the Sertoma Classic," said Brad Davis, Director of Community Relations for Charleston and North Charleston Hendrick Automotive Group dealerships. "Following in the footsteps of great Charleston businesses, we are honored to be continuing this local charitable event with its rich past and promising future. We are excited about making this a signature annual event." 2015 marked the 45th annual Sertoma High School Football Classic. For the past five years the event was titled with CT Lowndes and Company. "We are thrilled to welcome Charleston and North Charleston Hendrick Automotive Group dealerships into their new role as title sponsor," said Sertoma Club of Charleston President Danny Gilbert. "What the Hendrick Automotive Group will do for Sertoma is allow us to maintain and expand our primary goal: 'to make a difference in the life of a child.'"

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