Here is Renee's interview with Mark Moriarty, Executive Director of The First Tee of Connecticut.
He chats about their involvement with Birdies for Charity and how you can help their organization!
About The First Tee of Connecticut
We build experiences that build character.
We exist to enable kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, we create learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, and resilience that kids carry to everything they do.
With the belief that all kids deserve the chance to grow in a supportive environment with mentors guiding them, we are dedicated to building programs that are accessible, welcoming, and as impactful as they are fun.
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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