Nobody wants to think that there are hungry kids in North Carolina – much less in the counties of the Piedmont Triad. But our region remains one of the top markets in the United States in which people struggle to get food, according to a Gallup poll. That means there are thousands of children who leave school on Friday afternoon not knowing if they’ll eat again until Monday morning when school resumes.
Research shows that kids who aren’t well nourished cannot concentrate and do not function well in school.
To alleviate this problem, the Wyndham Championship and the Wyndham Worldwide Charitable Foundation started Birdies Fore Backpacks in 2014 in conjunction with the tournament’s 75th anniversary. Birdies Fore Backpacks funds 501(c)(3) charitable organizations to fill backpacks on Fridays with nutritionally sound meals for low-income kids to take home every weekend.
Donations totaling $10,000 will feed 50 children for one school year. That’s 40 weekends and 8,000 meals. Every meal helps.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Just solicit a pledge based on the number of birdies made by PGA TOUR players during the Wyndham Championship or make a one-time donation. It’s an easy and effective fundraising opportunity for every 501(c)(3) organization.
Charities receive 100% of every donation. Donors can also make a one-time tax deductible donation. The 2017 Birdies Fore Backpacks fundraising campaign will run through August 20, 2017.
What is a Birdie?
While a “par” is the perfect score on any given hole, a “birdie” is one stroke below par.
In its first three years, Birdies Fore Backpacks raised some $450,000 to help feed hungry children throughout the Piedmont Triad. Please help us increase our impact by making a donation or a pledge today.
At the Wyndham Championship, the average number of birdies made is 1,600. So if you solicit a pledge for 10 cents per birdie and 1,600 birdies are made over the four-day tournament, that’s a donation of $160.
$0.01+ per birdie made
$0.10 + per birdie made
$0.50+ per birdie made
$1.00+ per birdie made
1 cent = $16
5 cents = $80
10 cents = $160
50 cents = $800
$1.00 = $1,600