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Furyk's Birdie Aim

For every birdie Jim Furyk makes this year through his Miracle Birdies program, Children's Miracle Network will benefit.
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April 13, 2011

By PGA TOUR Staff

SALT LAKE CITY—Jim Furyk has a new charity of choice.


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, announced April 13 a new partnership with Furyk, the 2010 PGA TOUR Player of the Year and FedEx Cup champion.


To kick off the partnership, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Furyk are launching Miracle Birdies, a new fundraising program in which individuals, groups and sponsors can make a monetary pledge for each time Furyk makes a birdie during his tournament play in 2011. Each individual’s entire donation will be donated to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Individuals can participate by signing up here.


“I am honored to be partnering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the important cause of raising money for children’s hospitals,” said Furyk. “Through our ongoing support of one such hospital—Wolfson Children’s Hospital in (Jacksonville) Florida—my wife and I have witnessed many of the miracles that happen through the generosity of others. My hope is that together we can all create many more through the Miracle Birdies program.”


“Jim Furyk is committed to our cause of saving the lives of children across North America, and we are appreciative of his support and the generosity of fans who will contribute to the Miracle Birdies program,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Through Jim’s extraordinary talent and career success, he will be a strong voice in motivating his supporters, sponsors and other individuals and groups to raise funds for sick children at hospitals in communities across North America.”


Fundraising through the 2011 Miracle Birdies campaign is slated to begin in April at The Heritage PGA TOUR golf tournament and will conclude in October at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Orlando, Fla. Furyk is the defending champion at The Heritage. In addition to supporting the Miracle Birdies program, Furyk will sport the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ logo on his hat during tournament play.


For more information, find Miracle Birdies on Facebook or follow @MiracleBirdies on Twitter.

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