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Shaw Charity Classic Teams with AltaLink for 2015 Birdies for Kids Fundraising Program

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:36 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:27

Birdies for KidsCALGARY, Alberta (PGA TOUR Charities) — Building on two record-setting years of charitable giving, the Shaw Charity Classic – Calgary’s marquee PGA TOUR Champions Tour event – has partnered with AltaLink to extend its impact to as many as 90 charities across the province with the introduction of Birdies for Kids.

Based on a program introduced on the PGA Tour in 1971, Birdies for Kids Presented by AltaLink gives corporations and individual donors alike the opportunity to make a one-time or per-birdie donation, directed to the children’s charity of their choice. Those donations will be further leveraged through a tiered matching program that will see a percentage of the first $250,000 donated to each charity. Champions Tour players racked up 1,000 birdies in the tournament’s inaugural year, and 892 birdies in 2014.



USGA Museum Celebrates Opening of Jack Nicklaus Room

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015 04:40 Saturday, 30 May 2015 04:30

Jack NicklausFAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association Museum in Far Hills, N.J., held a special event to mark the opening of the Jack Nicklaus Room. The new room, which celebrates the life and career of the 18-time major champion, joins galleries that honor Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Mickey Wright.

The 1,200-square-foot exhibit space contains more than 80 artifacts, many on loan from the Jack Nicklaus Museum in Columbus, Ohio.



Four Purple Heart Recipients to be Awarded Mortgage-Free Homes

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:18 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:14

Home 4 Wounded WarriorsSince the early 1990’s, Tempur-Pedic has been changing the way people sleep with its revolutionary TEMPUR material mattresses; and during this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the company will also be changing where people sleep.

In partnership with supporting sponsors Northrop Grumman, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Humana and private donors, presenting sponsor Tempur-Pedic will be awarding mortgage-free homes to four Purple Heart recipients, through Military Warrior Support Foundation’s (MWSF) Homes4Heroes program. Bank of America also helped make the donation possible.



Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes Raises Funds for Birdies for the Brave Homefront Groups

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:13 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:05

Wounded Heroes Golf ClassicBLUFFTON, South Carolina — PGA TOUR player and University of South Carolina graduate Mark Anderson helped honor wounded warriors near his alma mater by participating in the fifth annual Wounded Heroes Golf Classic at Hampton Hall Club in Bluffton, SC. In addition to meeting with warriors, golfers and sponsors, Anderson hit a few drives and addressed the heroes and sponsors on the practice facility just prior to the start of the patriotic opening ceremony, which included a parachute jump. Proceeds from the event will benefit Birdies for the Brave military homefront charities Military Warriors Support Foundation; Operation Homefront; Special Operations Warrior Foundation; Feherty’s Troops First Foundation; and K9s For Warriors.



Marriott Golf Debuts $1 for HOPE Campaign

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:55 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:48

PGA H.O.P.E. Military Golf ProgramORLANDO, Florida — Marriott Golf announced the launch of the $1 for HOPE campaign, in support of military veterans nationwide through PGA REACH. The campaign was officially announced on Wednesday, May 13th, in conjunction with PGA HOPE Day at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, VA.

As part of the $1 for HOPE campaign, all golfers/visitors checking in for their tee time and/or making a purchase at the pro shop — at any of 20 participating Marriott Golf resort destinations — will have the opportunity to make a donation, by adding $1 or more, to their fee. All proceeds from this initiative will be used to support and enhance PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) programming nationwide.



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