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To download a hard-copy pledge form, please click here.
For questions about the Birdies for Charity Program, please contact Loralyn Werkmeister at 515-279-4653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community spirit is the driving force on the links at The Principal Charity Classic, and central Iowan's have a great opportunity to benefit area children's programs by raising additional funds through Birdies for Charity.
How does Birdies for Charity work? Starting in 2016 the Birdies for Charity program will provide a 10% match on ALL pledges made through the program. Charities that collect pledges totaling over $10,000 will now be eligible for a 15% match not to exceed $10,000. Matching funds will be distributed up to $66,667 in collected pledges. Also new for 2016, The Principal Charity Classic will pay participating charities throughout the year. Payments will be made in February, May and August. Matching funds earned during the 2016 program will be paid in August 2016.
Matching Funds are sponsored and provided by Sammons Financial Group.
Additionally, pledgers have a chance to win great prizes courtesy of John Deere Financial. Prizes include John Deere mowers, grills and snowblowers.
For more information on how to pledge or become a charity please contact Loralyn Werkmeister at 515-279-4653.
Learn more about the program:
Click on each charity to view their web site.
|A - G||H - Z|
|Addam C. Medina Foundation||Hawthorn Hill|
|Amanda The Panda||Holy Family School Inner City Youth Foundation|
|American Cancer Society||Home Inc.|
|American Diabetes Association||Hoover Meredith Learning Community Foundation|
|American Heart Association||H.O.P.E. Inc|
|Anawim Housing Foundation||Hope Ministries|
|Ankeny Community School District Foundation||Hoyt Sherman Place|
|Ankeny Dollars For Scholars||Iowa Asian Alliance|
|ArtForceIowa||Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence|
|ASK Resource Center||Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)|
|Ballet Des Moines||Iowa Dollars For Scholars|
|Best Buddies Iowa||Iowa Hall of Pride|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa||Iowa Homeless Youth Centers|
|Blank Children's Hospital||Iowa Immunization Coalition|
|Blank Park Zoo Foundation||Iowa Jobs for Americas Graduates|
|Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Program||Iowa Kidstrong, Inc.|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Southwest Iowa||Iowa Legal Aid|
|Bravo Greater Des Moines||Iowa SIDS Foundation|
|Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation||Iowa Shakespeare Experience!|
|Camp Fire Heart of Iowa||Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation|
|Camp Hertko Hollow Inc.||Iowa Youth Chorus|
|Candeo||Junior Achievement of Central Iowa|
|Catholic Charities||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)|
|Cats Athletic Club - War Cats||Keep Iowa Beautiful|
|Central Iowa Shelter & Services||Kingdom Cares International|
|Central Iowa Wind Ensemble||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society|
|Character Counts In Iowa||Live Healthy Iowa Kids|
|Children & Families of Iowa||Living History Farms|
|Children's Cancer Connection||Lutheran Services in Iowa|
|ChildServe||Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa|
|Chrysalis Foundation||March of Dimes|
|Civic Music Association||Meals from the Heartland, Inc.|
|Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines||Mentor Iowa|
|Community Health Charities||Mercy Children's Center|
|Community Youth Concepts||Metro Arts Alliance|
|Courage League Sports||Miracle Travel Works Inc.|
|CROSS Ministries||Multicultural Educational Program Inc.|
|Cultureall||Music Under The Stars|
|Cystic Fibrosis Foundation||Norwalk Student Education Foundation|
|Dancenter Dancer Company Foundation||On With Life Foundation|
|Des Moines Art Center||One Iowa Education Fund|
|Des Moines Arts Festival||Orchard Place|
|Des Moines Christian School||Outreach Inc.|
|Des Moines Community Playhouse||Prevent Blindness Iowa|
|Des Moines Host Lions Foundation||Primary Health Care, Inc.|
|Des Moines "I Have A Dream" Foundation||Quakerdale|
|Des Moines Metro Opera||Reach Out and Read Iowa|
|Des Moines Performing Arts||Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines|
|Des Moines Social Club||Rock In Prevention|
|Des Moines Symphony & Academy||Ronald McDonald House|
|Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble||Roosevelt High School Foundation|
|Dowling Catholic High School||Run DSM|
|Dragon Scholarship Fund||Sacred Heart Catholic School|
|Dream Team Des Moines - YMCA||Salisbury House Foundation|
|East High School||Salvation Army|
|Easter Seals Iowa||Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School|
|Employee & Family Resources||Science Center of Iowa|
|Everybody Wins! Iowa||Serve Our Youth Network|
|Eychaner Foundation||Shoes That Fit|
|Family Promise of Greater Des Moines||Society of St. Vincent de Paul - DSM Council|
|Fort Des Moines Musem and Education||Southeast Warren Baseball|
|Freedom for Youth Ministries||Special Olympics Iowa|
|FreeStore, Inc.||Synergy Jazz Foundation|
|Friends of Iowa CASA & ICFCRB||Teens Against Human Trafficking|
|Gateway Dance Theatre||The First Tee of Greater Des Moines|
|General Fund||The Sully Foundation|
|Gigi's Playhouse-Down Syndrome Awareness Center||United Way of Central Iowa|
|Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa||University of Iowa Children's Hospital|
|Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa||Urbandale Education Foundation|
|Great Outdoors Foundation||Variety - The Children's Charity|
|Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden||Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa|
|Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity||VSA Iowa|
|Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute||Walnut Creek Little League|
|Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation||Wildwood Hills Ranch|
|Greater Des Moines Young Life||Young Women's Resource Center|
|Youth Emergency Services & Shelter of Iowa|
|Youth Homes of Mid-America|
Every birdie made during the Principal Charity Classic means bucks for charity! Charities receive 100% of every donation collected and receive a 10% match, for reaching $1,000 in pledges .
There are two ways to pledge:
A per-birdie amount for every birdie made by the Champions Tour players during the three-day Principal Charity Classic, or
|A one-time flat donation|
|Minimum flat donation||$ 25|
|Birdies made in 2008||721|
|Birdies made in 2009||787|
|Birdies made in 2010||795|
|Birdies made in 2011||879|
|Birdies made in 2012||790|
|Birdies made in 2013||707|
|Birdies made in 2014||843|
For example, a pledge of $.05 per birdie: $.05 x 843 birdies in 2014 =$42.15
The number of birdies can fluctuate due to unforeseeable conditions.
What is a Birdie?
A "birdie" is a score of one stroke better than "par" for any golf hole on the course. "Par" is the normal expected score of a golf professional on any given hole. For example, on a par 4 hole, a score of 3 is a birdie.
MATCHING FUNDS are sponsored and provided by Sammons Financial Group
Charities receive a 10% match,for reaching $1,000 in pledges.
*Charities eligible to receive matching funds will receive $.10 for every $1.00 collected, up to $100,000 in collected pledges.
Guess the Birdies and Prize Giveaways sponsored by John Deere Financial
Guess the Birdies
To create additional excitement for the program, The Principal Charity Classic will sponsor a "Guess the Birdies" contest. Participants who complete an official pledge form are eligible to guess the number of birdies that will be made by Champions Tour players Friday through Sunday of The Principal Charity Classic. Void where prohibited by law. No pledge or donation necessary.
Birdies for Charity gave away prizes each month. Void where prohibited by law. No pledge or donation necessary.
Prizes include items such as:
The Principal Charity Classic will be enrolling a limited amount of new charities into the 2015 Birdies for Charity Program. See below for information regarding the application process.
Applications for participation will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
Participating organizations and their volunteers will solicit pledges of $.05 or more per birdie, or a flat donation of $25 or more from individuals or corporations (online or via pledge form)
Participating organizations and their volunteers will collect completed pledge forms and return them to The Principal Charity Classic for processing
With the exception of postage for mailing collected pledge forms to The Principal Charity Classic® for administration, there is NO cost for taking part in the program
The Principal Charity Classic® will not solicit pledges on behalf of any participating organization, but will provide:
Fundraising potential leveraged by success of The Principal Charity Classic®, with a goal of $650,000 raised through Birdies for Charity®.
Participating charities will receive 100% of their collected donations
Information for the 2015 is available below.
For more information on the Birdies for Charity program please contact Alex McCarty at email@example.com or call 515-279-4653.