Regions Tradition and Birdies for Charity raise more than $320,000 for Alabama charities
November 14, 2012
Birmingham, Ala.– The Regions Tradition announced today that the event's Birdies for Charity program raised more than $323,000 this year for local charities. The major championship, which was held at Shoal Creek, recruited more than 64 charities that participated throughout the state.
The primary goal of participating organizations is to successfully solicit and collect pledges of $.02 or more from the general public and corporate donors based on birdies made by the Champions Tour players during tournament week. Flat donations of $15 or more are also accepted by participating charities. Administrative and promotional costs for the program are completely covered by the Regions Tradition.
Another exciting aspect to Birdies for Charity is the Red Diamond “Bonus Bucks” competition. Additional funds are given to the top ten charities raising the most money. First place receives a 100% match up to $10,000, second place receives a 100% match up to $7,500, third place receives a 100% match up to $5,000 and fourth place receives a 100% match up to $2,500. Sixth, seventh and eight places receive an additional $1,000 and ninth and tenth places receive $500 each.
Red Diamond recognized the top ten charities from the “Bonus Bucks” competition today at their company headquarters in Birmingham.
The Vestavia Hills Athletic Association once again raised the most money by soliciting more than $69,000 in pledges and donations. With the additional “Bonus Bucks,” the organization will receive more than $79,000 through the Birdies for Charity program. Raising the second highest amount of money was Norwood Resource Center and raising the third highest amount was the Assistance League of Birmingham.
The total raised by all participating charities totaled $293,000. With the additional $30,000 matched from Red Diamond, the Birdies for Charity program as a whole raised a grand total of $323,000, over $60,000 more than last year.
Below is a complete listing of this year’s Birdies for Charity top ten winners and the amount they earned:
- 1st ($10,000)– VESTAVIA HILLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
- 2nd ($7,500)– NORWOOD RESOURCE CENTER
- 3rd ($5,000) – ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF BIRMINGHAM
- 4th ($2,500) – CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER OF MARSHALL COUNTY
- 5th ($1,000) – HANDS ON BIRMINGHAM
- 6th ($1,000) – VOICES’ FOR ALABAMA’S CHILDREN
- 7th ($1,000) – FELLOWSHIP HOUSE
- 8th ($1,000) – BOOKS-A-MILLION ASSOCIATE ASSISTANCE FUND
- 9th ($500) – COMMUNITY GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICE
- 10th ($500) – NICK’S KIDS FUND
To become involved in the Birdies for Charity program, organizations must have 501(c) 3 status as recognized by the IRS. For more information on Birdies for Charity, as well as a list of participating charities, go to www.regionstradition.com.
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