Golf News ยป Golfers giving back

"The Challenge provides fans with the opportunity to celebrate their favorite golfers and reinforces our long-standing commitment to the Fort Worth community with a planned $90,000 donation --- our largest ever --- to the local Fort Worth Birdies for Charity program," said Gina LaBarre, Vice President, Americas Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, The Americas, IHG. read more

"On Behalf of Marriott International, we are thrilled to support the PGA HOPE initiative, and our collection of Marriott-managed properties in the U.S. is committed to raising funds to support golf programming for our American Heroes," said William Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf. read more

All proceeds from the Golf-a-thon will benefit St. Matthew's House, a ministry that offers a homeless recovery program to assist men, women, and families take back control of their lives and return to self-sufficiency. read more

"I have had the opportunity to meet and work with the leadership at Speedway, and they share in our commitment to help children, with a particular focus on pediatric healthcare," Jack Nicklaus said. read more

"David brings prestige that will generate greater awareness for our golf outing, enhancing our fundraising efforts to support programs and services at Clara Maass Medical Center that benefit the residents and families of the communities we serve," said Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer. read more

"We have an extremely tight community here at Marin Country Club and all of us felt it was only natural and right to rally around one of our own, Justin Vedder who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's," said Ryan Wilson, General Manager of Marin Country Club. read more

"We are honored to have top world ranked players to offer to golf fans and having Martin Kaymer participate with us is another example," Russ Holden, Caddy For A Cure Founder and CEO said. "He is a great guy who really loves the game and all it represents to the fans." read more

"By dedicating Classic Club to charitable golf play and special events, we are able to diversify the ways in which we support nonprofit organizations," said Douglass A. Vance, H.N. and France C. Berger Foundation, Vice President of Real Estate. read more

Celebrity commitments to-date also include NFL Hall of Famers Mike Haynes and Tim Brown, along with former Raiders head coach Tom Flores and former NFL players Raymond Chester, Herm Edwards, Sam McCullum, and Clinton Portis, plus Cy Young and American League MVP winner Vida Blue and more. read more

A percentage of proceeds from the sales of these boxes will be donated to Els for Autism, the Foundation founded in 2009 by Els and his wife Liezl after their son Ben was diagnosed with the disorder. read more

"As The First Tee of Orange County recently started offering programming at San Juan Hills Golf Club, we're extremely grateful to the tournament organizers for their generosity and for helping to cement our relationship with this top-notch facility," said Gail Krause, executive director of The First Tee Orange County. read more

"I am impressed and very proud of our Golf Committee for organizing such a tremendous series of events in support of the Liberty Youth Ranch here in Bonita Springs," said Dan Miles, Bonita Bay Club chief operating officer and general manager. read more

Russ Holden, Caddy For A Cure Founder and CEO: "This is truly a wonderful way for golf fans to help support children, service men and women, and others in need while having a once in a lifetime experience they can't get anywhere else." read more

The Pacific Women's Golf Association gatherings also served as a call-out in support of the American Heart Association's (AHA) "GO RED" Campaign -- a life-saving educational initiative that increases heart health awareness for women. read more

The 2015 Honda Classic win for Padraig Harrington made him the 26th TOUR player who has won either the week of or the week following their participation in the Caddy For A Cure program. read more