Here is Renee's interview with Jason Jakubowski, CEO of Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare.
He chats about their involvement with Birdies for Charity and how you can help their organization!
About Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare
Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare are Connecticut’s two regional food banks. Both are members of the national Feeding America network.
Last year, Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare distributed enough food to provide nearly 40 million meals through a network of more than 700 community-based hunger-relief programs, including food pantries, community kitchens, and emergency shelters, while also working on long-term solutions. More than 8,000 volunteers help power the work of the food banks. Last year, they gave more than 62,000 hours of service.
2021 Travelers Championship - Birdies for Charity
The Travelers Championship is proud to be a PGA TOUR event that donates 100 percent of net proceeds to charity every year. Since 1952, the tournament has given more than $44 million to the community, and in 2020, the Travelers Championship generated $1.6 million for 115 charities throughout the region. The tournament is committed to supporting our charitable community through Birdies for Charity.
It is a PGA TOUR initiative to build a community of tournaments, players, charities, sponsors, partners, volunteers and fans who are committed to making a social investment by helping others. The majority of the funds raised as a professional sporting league are directed back into the local community where the tournament is held. This means that there isn’t one specific beneficiary of the PGA TOUR. Instead there are nearly 3,000 charities and countless individuals worldwide who are touched by the TOUR’s goal of giving back.
Launched in 2004, Birdies for Charity provides every 501(c)(3) in Connecticut an opportunity to raise awareness for its cause. The program is simply a giving platform that utilizes the excitement around the tournament to help nonprofits across the region raise awareness and funds to support their missions. The Travelers Championship sends 100% of collected donations to participating charities.
Thanks to the support of Webster Bank, each organization that raises money through Birdies for Charity will receive a 15% bonus on top of every donation collected.
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