Dominion Energy Charity Classic continues Strong Support of Active and Veteran Military Members

Strata Clean Energy returns as Military Program sponsor to provide complimentary admission and hospitality

RICHMOND, Virginia – In what has become a tradition since the tournament’s inception in 2016, the Dominion Energy Charity Classic will welcome active and veteran military personnel to the tournament with a complimentary ticket and on-site hospitality, thanks to Strata Clean Energy. The Durham, N.C. based company is back for a second year as the Official Military Program Sponsor of the tournament.

Strata continues to focus on military hiring and training initiatives that provide career opportunities in all areas of the company. “Over 10% of our current workforce are veterans in roles across the organization including IT, EPC, and Operations and Maintenance. We recruit from job fairs for transitioning military service members where we match candidates with the right positions,” said Markus Wilhelm, CEO at Strata. “Many members of our veteran workforce have been with Strata over five years and hold management and director-level positions.”

“Our continued partnership with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic’s military initiatives underscores our commitment to the communities we serve in Virginia and across the United States,” Wilhelm said.

The tournament, held October 19-22 at The Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course, has made a commitment to the military each year since its 2016 debut. For 2023, this includes:

Since its 2016 debut, the Dominion Energy Charity Classic has helped generate over $9.3 million for regional nonprofits. Part of that charitable focus is military support, and historically the tournament has distributed funds to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation, the Richmond Fisher House and the Richmond Institute for Veterans Research

“The PGA TOUR has had a longstanding tradition of supporting active duty, reserve, retirees and other military service members and we are glad to continue the effort this year,” said tournament Executive Director Steve Schoenfeld. “A big thank you goes out to the Strata Clean Energy leadership for their commitment to our event and for supporting military members.”

Strata is responsible for developing, building, and maintaining utility-scale solar and battery energy storage systems — including more than 35 projects in Virginia that provide emissions-free power to homes and businesses. The company often partners with Dominion Energy to help the Commonwealth meet its goals as part of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which outlines a path to zero-carbon emissions by 2050.