Top Charitable PGA Tour Events

The PGA Tour and the tournaments it sponsors have donated over $3 billion to charity throughout its history, benefitting hundreds of individual organizations throughout the United States. Many of the tournaments and their charity organizers have developed creative ways to raise money, making a big difference in their communities.

 

The primary reason tournaments can return so much money back to charities in their areas is that most of the people involved in the events are volunteers, generally numbering in the hundreds. Their motivation is that they know, through their efforts, that many people will significantly benefit from the collective generosity of the tournament and others involved.

 

Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas

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In 2021, the Charles Schwab Challenge donated more than $14 million to local charities, fueled chiefly by their “Birdies for Charity” program increasingly used by many Tour events. It works because individuals and companies pledge to donate between one cent and $1,000 for each birdie made during the tournament.

 

For most tournaments, somewhere between 1200 and 1500 birdies can be made, so someone who pledged a dime per birdie would end up donating up to $150 to the cause.

 

When the “Birdies for Charity” donations are combined with other tournament revenues, it adds up. In the case of the Charles Schwab Challenge, the total is over $150 million during the event’s history.

 

One of the charities that benefit from the Charles Schwab Challenge is The WARM Place in Fort Worth, which according to the PGA Tour website, “provides year-round grief support services to children ages 3 1/2 to 18 and their families, as well as young adults ages 19 to 25, who have experienced the death of a loved one.”

 

The WARM Place was awarded the 2021 PGA TOUR Charity of the year and received a $30,000 grant that will fund a month of support for 240 children and their families.

 

The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra, Florida

 

The flagship event on the PGA Tour, the Players Championship, donates more than $9 million to Jacksonville area charities in the five counties that comprise Northeast Florida. One of the methods The Players employs “Birdies for Charity” while also using “Chip in For Charity” and funds generated from the tournament’s operation.

 

Some charities that benefit from The Players include the Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation, which provides funding for community healthcare outreach programs throughout Northeast Florida.

 

The First Tee is a great organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges, primarily by introducing them to the game of golf and all of its great benefits.

 

WeaveTales is an organization that recognizes and allows refugees to tell their stories in the hope that they can find homes and also give hope to others who share the same desire to find a safe place to live.

 

It also “documents, preserves, and shares the stories of refugees around the world for advocacy to support global efforts in peace-building.”

 

The PGA Tour and the tournaments it sponsors have donated over $3 billion to charity throughout its history, benefitting hundreds of individual organizations throughout the United States. Many of the tournaments and their charity organizers have developed creative ways to raise money, making a big difference in their communities.

 

The primary reason tournaments can return so much money back to charities in their areas is that most of the people involved in the events are volunteers, generally numbering in the hundreds. Their motivation is that they know, through their efforts, that many people will significantly benefit from the collective generosity of the tournament and others involved.

 

Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas

 

In 2021, the Charles Schwab Challenge donated more than $14 million to local charities, fueled chiefly by their “Birdies for Charity” program increasingly used by many Tour events. It works because individuals and companies pledge to donate between one cent and $1,000 for each birdie made during the tournament.

 

For most tournaments, somewhere between 1200 and 1500 birdies can be made, so someone who pledged a dime per birdie would end up donating up to $150 to the cause.

 

When the “Birdies for Charity” donations are combined with other tournament revenues, it adds up. In the case of the Charles Schwab Challenge, the total is over $150 million during the event’s history.

 

One of the charities that benefit from the Charles Schwab Challenge is The WARM Place in Fort Worth, which according to the PGA Tour website, “provides year-round grief support services to children ages 3 1/2 to 18 and their families, as well as young adults ages 19 to 25, who have experienced the death of a loved one.”

 

The WARM Place was awarded the 2021 PGA TOUR Charity of the year and received a $30,000 grant that will fund a month of support for 240 children and their families.

 

The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra, Florida

 

The flagship event on the PGA Tour, the Players Championship, donates more than $9 million to Jacksonville area charities in the five counties that comprise Northeast Florida. One of the methods The Players employs “Birdies for Charity” while also using “Chip in For Charity” and funds generated from the tournament’s operation.

 

Some charities that benefit from The Players include the Ascension St. Vincent’s Foundation, which provides funding for community healthcare outreach programs throughout Northeast Florida.

 

The First Tee is a great organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges, primarily by introducing them to the game of golf and all of its great benefits.

 

WeaveTales is an organization that recognizes and allows refugees to tell their stories in the hope that they can find homes and also give hope to others who share the same desire to find a safe place to live.

 

It also “documents, preserves, and shares the stories of refugees around the world for advocacy to support global efforts in peace-building.”

Charles Schwab Challenge 2022
Charles Schwab Challenge 2022
Course & Location:
Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX

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