3M Championship on schedule, will donate to relief efforts

Updated: August 2, 2007, 5:07 PM ET
Associated Press

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 efforts.

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 course.

David Edwards is the defending champion.

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