Regions Tradition program raises $531,771 for local charities
FROM STAFF REPORTS
HOOVER – The Regions Tradition announced today that the Birdies for Charity fundraising program raised $531,771 in 2019 for local charities. The major championship, which is held at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Shelby County, recruited 63 charities that participated throughout the community.
The primary goal of the Regions Tradition Birdies for Charity program is for participating 501(c)(3) organizations to successfully solicit and collect flat donations of $20 or more, or pledges of 5 cents or more based on the number of birdies made by the PGA TOUR Champions players during the Regions Tradition tournament.
Organizations keep 100% of their collected donations, and administrative and promotional costs for the program are covered entirely by the Regions Tradition.
Another exciting aspect to the Birdies for Charity program is the Matching Funds. Participating charities that raise $1,000 or more become eligible to receive a match on every dollar raised.
The minimum match percentage guaranteed is 5 percent, but the final percentage is determined at the close of the program, which is dependent on the amount available in the Matching Funds pool. Eligible participating charities received a 7.65 percent match for 2019.
Below is a complete list of the 2019 Top Five Regions Tradition Recipients:
First place: 12 percent match and winner of $12,000 – Parkinson Association of Alabama
Second place: 11 percent match and winner of $11,000 – Fly Right Inc.
Third place: 10 percent match and winner of $8,300 – Vestavia Hills High School Athletic Association
Fourth place: 9 percent match and winner of $6,820 – Ady’s Army
First place: 8 percent match and winner of $4,000 – Grace for Ukraine
In the last five years the Birdies for Charity program has raised over $2.6 million for participating charities.
For additional information about the Regions Tradition Birdies for Charity program, please visit Regionstradition.com.