Birdies for Charity® provides nonprofit organizations with an unique and engaging platform from which to solicit pledges for every birdie made during the Valero Texas Open tournament week; keeping 100% of the funds raised plus incentives including a 7% matching gift opportunity! Through the collective efforts of over 137 charities, Birdies for Charity raised a record-breaking $2.82M in 2017 with an impressive 99.78% collection rate!
Funds are generated by soliciting pledges from individuals and corporations. Birdies for Charity is like a walk-a-thon, but instead of donating per mile, participants make a pledge for every birdie made at the Valero Texas Open.
The 2017 Valero Texas Open had 1,975 birdies made, so a pledge of $0.01 yielded a donation of $19.75. Donors also have the ability to make a one-time donation with the flexibility to pay in advance or to be billed after the tournament. Donations are accepted from anywhere around the world and are tax deductible, thanks to the Valero Texas Open’s non-profit 501(c)3 status.
Registration to participate in the 2018 fundraising campaign for charities and schools is underway. There are many benefits for organizations to register and participate:
|There is zero risk to get involved|
|No cost to register and participate in the fundraising program|
|100% of the funds raised through the fundraising campaign goes directly back to participating organizations|
|By raising a minimum of $1,000+, participating charities and schools can earn an additional 7% match on what’s collected in the program|
|Donors have a chance to win prizes|
|Opportunities to earn additional funds through incentives offered|
If you know of a charity or school that isn’t already involved, please encourage them to participate in this great community initiative. The kick off events will be hosted in San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Austin from October 17-20. Fundraising will officially begin October 23. Click here
to learn more and register your organization.