ESPN has changed the venue for an upcoming golf tournament in response to comments by Donald Trump about Mexican immigrants.
The network pulled its ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from the Trump-owned Trump National Golf Club. The tournament, set for July 14, will be played at Pelican Hill Golf Club in the Los Angeles area.
In a statement released Monday, ESPN said: “We decided it was appropriate to change the venue, and are grateful for the opportunity to stage the event at Pelican Hill on short notice. This charity outing benefits The V Foundation’s Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, providing resources for important cancer research for minority populations, including Hispanics and African-Americans.
“Our decision reflects our deep feelings for our former colleague and support for inclusion of all sports fans. Diversity and inclusion are core values at ESPN and our decision also supports that commitment.”
The tournament will take place one day before the network’s ESPY Awards.