The third-annual Birdies Breakfast of Champions took place Friday, June 29th at The Rustic. Representatives from over 250 organizations -- charities and program sponsors -- from San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi attended the event as funds raised through the eight month-long Birdies for Charity campaign were distributed to the 173 participating agencies. Based on the generous support from donors giving above their commitment amounts, $4.067M was contributed and exceeded 100.04% of the fundraising total commitment.
The Birdies for Charity® campaign is a charitable initiative organized and supported by the Valero Texas Open, providing over 240 charity organizations throughout the greater San Antonio community and beyond with a fun and unique fundraising platform. The charities also received incentives like the 7% Matching Gift, which totaled over $220,000 – bringing the grand total distributed to charities to $4.27M from the 2018 fundraising campaign.
Individuals who made pledges or monetary contributions to Birdies for Charity had the chance to participate in the Donor Attendance Contest provided by the Valero Texas Open.
DONOR ATTENDANCE CONTEST
As has become a Birdies for Charity tradition, donors who attend at least one day of the Valero Texas Open (Thursday-Sunday) were entered into a grand prize drawing to win a two-year lease on a brand-new 2018 Ford Mustang courtesy of South Texas Ford Dealers.
At the conclusion of the Birdies Breakfast of Champions, representatives from South Texas Ford Dealers together with the Valero Texas Open surprised Billy Teeter with the keys to his new Ford Mustang.
“I just can’t believe it! When I told my wife over the phone the good news she didn’t believe me. This is a huge surprise” explained Teeter, who made a contribution to Morgan’s Wonderland by attending the Valero Texas Open and making a contribution onsite through Birdies for Charity.
By winning the Donor Attendance contest, Teeter also earned Morgan’s Wonderland an additional contribution of $20,000 from the Valero Texas Open.
Ron Morander, General Manager for Morgan’s Wonderland attended the Breakfast of Champions and was so moved by the surprise contribution awarded through this contest.
“This means so much and will do great things for our park and the families that attend Morgan’s Wonderland,” said Morander.
Birdies for Charity, thanks to its corporate supporters, is able to deliver 100% of all funds raised to participating organizations. Please visit www.ValeroTexasOpen.com to learn more about the Valero Texas Open and its Birdies for Charity program.
The next edition of the Valero Texas Open is scheduled to take place April 1-7, 2019 at TPC San Antonio.