What is Birdies for Charity®?
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.
What is a birdie?
In golf, “par” is the normal expected score on any given hole. Every one of the 18 holes on a golf course has its own “par” assigned to it. A “birdie” is one stroke under par for a hole, possibly derived from the term “It flew like a bird” to indicate a good shot.
Ex. Par 5 on Hole 18 at TPC San Antonio, AT&T Oaks Course, a Birdie would be 4, an Eagle would be 3, and a Double Eagle would be 2 strokes (hits) to get the ball in from the tee box, onto the green and into the hole.
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