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All about the birdies
The goal of the Regions Tradition ‘Birdies for Charity’ is for participating nonprofit organizations to get funding and donations of at least $20 or more and or 5¢ for each birdie made by pledges.
No, a birdie isn’t a baby bird— at least not in this instance. A birdie is one golf stroke better than par, the normal expected score on any given hole.
Participating organizations can keep 100% of their donations and Regions Tradition will completely cover their promotion costs.
The top 5
After a charity reaches $1,000 in donations, Birdies for Charity guarantees 5% of the total amount raised to those charities— which can be up to $100,000.
In addition, the final percentage depends on the amount in the Matching Funds pool.
These 5 charities received more than the guaranteed percentage:
- Parkinson Association of Alabama: 19% match with $19,000
- Magic Moments: 18% match with $18,000
- Fly Right Inc.: 17% match with $17,000
- On River Time: 16% match with $16,000
- United Ability: 16% match with $16,000
A major milestone
After all funds were counted, the Regions Tradition donated more than $20 million to area charities.
“$20 million is a huge number and it has provided a real impact to many wonderful charities in our area; it’s something we’re really proud of and we look forward to helping raise another $20 million”George Shaw, Tournament Director from press release
Did you know that the championship rounded up 49 charities throughout the Birmingham community?