BIRDIES AND CHAMPIONS


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January 1 – April 21, 2019


The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is Hilton Head Island’s largest sporting and social event – and thanks to Birdies for Charity, it’s also the fast, easy and fun way to raise money for your organization. Birdies for Charity is a no-cost opportunity for your organization to connect with donors while tapping into the excitement of South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR golf tournament. 100% of the funds you raise through pledges goes directly to your organization. In addition, the Heritage Classic Foundation will contribute an extra 15% to each of the registered charities. It’s one golf tournament where everybody wins!

Birdies for Charity is like a walk-a-thon, but instead of donating per mile, participants make a pledge for every birdie made at the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing. Donors have the flexibility to pay in advance or to be billed after the tournament, or they may make a one-time donation.

IN 2018, THE PROS MADE 1,468 BIRDIES DURING THE TOURNAMENT. IF 1,300 BIRDIES ARE MADE DURING THE 2019 EVENT THE PLEDGES WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:

1 cent pledge = $13.00 total pledge
3 cent pledge = $39.00 total pledge
10 cent pledge = $130.00 total pledge
$1.00 pledge = $1,300 total pledge

All pledges must be made online before the last day of the tournament. Any pledges received after that date will not be processed. All pledges must be made payable and returned to the Heritage Classic Foundation no later than May 31st. Money received after that date will be sent to the charity but not matched.

You must have a valid email address to make a donation online. If you do not have an email address and want to participate, please contact the registered charity of your choice directly for assistance.

Please note the following pledge guidelines:

  • A minimum flat donation is $25.
  • A minimum per birdie pledge $.01 is required.
  • A maximum per birdie pledge is $1.00.
  • A maximum flat donation of $1,500 will be accepted.

In 2018, the Heritage Classic Foundation distributed $265,000 to local nonprofits thanks to the Birdies for Charity Program, pushing the total to $5.76 million since 2000.

 

January 1 – December 15
The Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF) invites you to become a patron of Heritage Champions Fore Charity—a philanthropic initiative designed to grow our charitable impact throughout the region. The goal of this exclusive program is to increase the charitable dollars generated by the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing which provides year round support to the nonprofit organizations in our communities.

The HCF encourages unrestricted donations made directly to the Heritage Classic Foundation. Every unrestricted dollar received assists the HCF in our effort to continue these giving programs. 

DONATION TIME FRAME • JAN 1st – DEC 15th

Donations are accepted and matched year-round from January 1st to December 15th. All donations received after December 15th will be credited to the following year. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Heritage Classic Foundation reserves the right to discontinue the matching program at any time.

PATRON DESIGNATION • $1,000+

You must designate a registered charity to receive your tax-deductible donation. 

Families, businesses or other entities may make contributions in excess of $10,000 however, the HCF will only match up to $10,000.