Birdies for Charity® is a fundraising program designed in 1997, to give participating charities and schools the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open. Birdies for Charity is a no-cost program that gives 100% of the funds raised back to the participating organization. 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 and flexibility to pay in advance or to be billed after the tournament. Donations are accepted from anywhere around the world and are tax deductible.
Life Choices Medical Clinic invites you to support us through Birdies for Charity®, an exciting fundraising program linked to the Valero Texas Open, the 3rd oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR schedule. Our fundraising goal from Birdies for Charity is $50,000 and your contribution will get us off to a great start.
How Life Choices will benefit…
We will receive 100% of every penny we raise through Birdies for Charity. Valero Texas Open and Birdies for Charity, pays all costs to run the program. Depending on how well we do, we can even earn additional “Bonus Money” provided by the Valero Texas Open. They even provide a 7% match to make your donation even grow further!
How Birdies for Charity works…
You can make a minimum pledge of one penny or more per birdie. The value of your pledge is based on the number of birdies made during the Valero Texas Open. You can also make a flat contribution; with $20 being the suggested minimum. Your company can also contribute using the same method. Any individual or corporation that donates $1,000+ or pledges $.50+ per birdie becomes a member of a special Birdies Club and gets four (4) Good Any One Day general admission tickets to the tournament and recognized on a sponsor sign displayed in the Gatorade Fan Fest during tournament week.
So please support Life Choices and Birdies for Charity by returning your completed pledge form to our office or by making an online pledge at www.ValeroTexasOpen.com/Birdies and designating your donation to Life Choices. After the tournament, Valero Texas Open will bill you for the amount of your commitment. If you want to pay now, you can do so with cash, credit card or making your check out to Birdies for Charity.
“Guess the Birdies” and a Stay-and-Play Package could be yours…
To add sizzle to the program, you can guess how many birdies will be made during the Valero Texas Open. If your guess is correct, you could win a Stay-and Play Package to JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country and TPC San Antonio. In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker event will determine the winner. And if not one guesses correctly, the computer will randomly select a winner… and it may just pick your name!
Attend the Valero Texas Open to Help Us Win $20,000!…
All donors from the Birdies for Charity program that attend the Valero Texas Open and check-in at the Donation Station (located in Gatorade Fan Fest) will automatically be entered into a drawing. If your name is drawn as the winner, our charity will win $20,000! If you attend all four days, you get four entries. And if you help us win the $20,000 donation, you will also receive a cool prize from the Valero Texas Open!!