The 2015 Birdies for Charity program is now open!
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For questions about the Birdies for Charity Program, please contact Alex McCarty at 515-279-4653 or email@example.com.
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? Participating charities solicit pledges from supporters based on the number of birdies made by Champions Tour players during the three-day tournament. Charities receive 100% of every donation collected and receive a 10% match, for reaching $1,000 in pledges.
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 Alex McCarty 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 Heart Association||Hoover Meredith Learning Community Foundation|
|Anawim Housing||H.O.P.E. Inc|
|Ankeny Community School District Foundation||Hoyt Sherman Place|
|Ankeny Dollars For Scholars||Iowa Asian Alliance|
|ASK Resource Center||Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence|
|Ballet Des Moines||Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)|
|Best Buddie Iowa||Iowa Dollars For Scholars|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa||Iowa Hall of Pride|
|Blank Children's Hospital||Iowa Homeless Youth Centers|
|Blank Park Zoo Foundation||Iowa Immunization Coalition|
|Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Program||Iowa Jobs for Americas Graduates|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Southwest Iowa||Iowa Kidstrong, Inc.|
|Bravo Greater Des Moines||Iowa Legal Aid|
|Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation||Iowa SIDS Foundation|
|Camp Fire USA, Heart of Hawkeye||Iowa Shakespeare Experience!|
|Camp Hertko Hollow||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||Living History Farms|
|Children & Families of Iowa||Live Healthy Iowa Kids|
|Children's Cancer Connection||Lutheran Services in Iowa|
|ChildServe||Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa|
|Civic Music Association||March of Dimes|
|Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines||Meals from the Heartland, Inc.|
|Community Health Charities||Mentor Iowa|
|Community Youth Concepts||Mercy Children's Center|
|Courage League Sports||Metro Arts Alliance|
|CROSS Ministries||Miracle Travel Works Inc.|
|Cultureall||Multicultural Educational Program Inc.|
|Cystic Fibrosis Foundation||Music Under The Stars|
|Dancenter Dancer Company Foundation||Norwalk Student Education Foundation|
|Des Moines Art Center||On With Life Foundation|
|Des Moines Arts Festival||One Iowa Education Fund|
|Des Moines Christian School||Orchard Place|
|Des Moines Community Playhouse||Outreach Inc.|
|Des Moines Host Lions Foundation||Prevent Blindness Iowa|
|Des Moines "I Have A Dream" Foundation||Primary Health Care, Inc.|
|Des Moines Metro Opera||Quakerdale|
|Des Moines Performing Arts||Reach Out and Read Iowa|
|Des Moines Social Club||Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines|
|Des Moines Symphony & Academy||Rock In Prevention|
|Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble||Ronald McDonald House|
|Dowling Catholic High School||Roosevelt High School Foundation|
|Dragon Scholarship Fund||Run DSM|
|Dream Team Des Moines - YMCA||Sacred Heart Catholic School|
|East High School||Salisbury House Foundation|
|Easter Seals Iowa||Salvation Army|
|Employee & Family Resources||Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School|
|Everybody Wins! Iowa||Science Center of Iowa|
|Eychaner Foundation||Serve Our Youth Network|
|Family Promise of Greater Des Moines||Shoes That Fit|
|Fort Des Moines Musem and Education||Society of St. Vincent de Paul - DSM Council|
|Freedom for Youth Ministries||Southeast Warren Baseball|
|FreeStore, Inc.||Special Olympics Iowa|
|Friends of Iowa CASA & ICFCRB||Synergy Jazz Foundation|
|Gateway Dance Theatre||Teens Against Human Trafficking|
|General Fund||The First Tee of Greater Des Moines|
|Gigi's Playhouse-Down Syndrome Awareness Center||The Sully Foundation|
|Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa||United Way of Central Iowa|
|Great Outdoors Foundation||Urbandale Education Foundation|
|Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden||Variety - The Children's Charity|
|Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity||Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa|
|Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute||VSA Iowa|
|Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation||Walnut Creek Little League|
|Greater Des Moines Young Life||Wildwood Hills Ranch|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-279-4653.