3M Championship on schedule, will donate to relief efforts

8/2/2007 - Golf

BLAINE, Minn. -- The 3M Championship will stay on schedule
this weekend despite the freeway bridge collapse in Minneapolis,
and organizers announced plans Thursday to donate to local relief

The tournament initially earmarked charity funds for four local
hospitals, and officials said additional money will be given to the
local Red Cross in light of Wednesday's disaster.

The 54-hole Champions Tour event at the Tournament Players Club
of the Twin Cities begins Friday morning and ends Sunday in Blaine,
a suburb about 15 miles north of the section of the Interstate 35W
bridge that collapsed Wednesday evening into the Mississippi River.
The freeway is the primary route from most points south of the

David Edwards is the defending champion.