Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
The Heritage Classic Foundation's motto of “Get Your Plaid On” is one that captures the very essence of what this tournament believes. “Get Your Plaid On” represents a unique exuberance and an attitude of community spirit that helps people all across the State of South Carolina. Founded in 1987 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives, the Heritage Classic Foundation has given away more than $23 million dollars in charitable contributions. Proceeds from this tournament have assisted hundreds of groups ranging from medical institutions, the arts, children's programs and education. In 2012, the Foundation distributed $1.5 million to those in need.
The Birdies for Charity program, in its 13th season, also contributed $379,170 within the 2012 amount. The total Birdies distribution has now reached $3.6 million. Each participating charity receives every penny of the donations from this program, plus the Heritage Classic Foundation contributes an additional 20% for every dollar raised.
The RBC Heritage also honors America's heroes by offering complimentary admission to active-duty military personnel and their families with valid identification.
RBC Heritage supports the following charities and causes: