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#ShankThisVirus: Carl's Golfland donates $100K to during TaylorMade golf event to fight COVID-19

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Posted at 7:34 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 07:34:09-04

(WXYZ) — Golf returned on Sunday afternoon as Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff competed in the Taylormade Driving Relief charity fundraiser.

During the event, Carl's Golfland announced it was donating $100,000 to the fundraiser, which supported the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation.

Related: Carl's Golfland helping battle COVID-19 with 'Shank This Virus' campaign

This is on top of the $250,000 donated by the metro Detroit golf company through the #ShankThisVirus campaign.

The campaign has raised money through t-shirts that cost $18. The money has been donated to food banks, hospitals and more in metro Detroit, with recent donations expanded to the New York City Fire Department Foundation and The Beacon in Houston.

“Until we can shake hands again after a round of 18, I’m asking golfers to help spread this message of positivity on social media during these challenging times so we may make a difference and together ultimately shank this virus,” said Carl E. Rose, president of Carl’s Golfland. “Your $18 can help us beat COVID-19.”

Golfers can proudly display their support by purchasing #ShankThisVirus T-Shirts on www.carlsgolfland.com/shankthisvirus.