Monterey, California (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
Monterey Peninsula Foundation is pleased to announce that registration for the annual Birdies for Charity® program begin September 1. The program will officially launch November 1. New this year, each month the Foundation will award $1,000 to the charity that raises the most money through the program.
All qualified charitable organizations are invited to participate in this unique fundraiser which is tied to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and benefits area charities. Registration and program information are available at http://www.attpbgolf.com/charity/birdies-for-charity.
Information sessions for interested nonprofits are scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday, September 17 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Monday, September 23 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Thursday, October 10 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am; and Tuesday, October 15 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. All sessions will be held at the Monterey Peninsula Foundation office, located at One Lower Ragsdale Drive, Building 3, Suite 100 in Monterey and registration is required. Please RSVP to Sarah Percoulis at the tournament office 831 649-1533 or sp(at)montereypeninsulafoundation(dot)org.
Last year 92 charities collectively raised over $850,000 through this program, a new record, and Monterey Peninsula Foundation donated an additional $137,000 in matching funds. To date over $2.2 million has been raised for nonprofit organizations through Birdies for Charity®.
Birdies for Charity® is a pledge drive based on the total number of birdies made by PGA TOUR professionals during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Donors may make a flat donation or pledge a per-birdie amount. All charitable organizations with a 501(c) (3) designation are eligible to participate, subject to approval. Monterey Peninsula Foundation bears all administrative costs for the program.
Net proceeds from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am go to support a wide variety of charitable organizations. Since its inception in 1937 the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has generated over $110 million for charity. The tournament is scheduled for the week of February 3–9, 2014.
Further tournament information is available at http://www.attpbgolf.com.
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About Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF) is a charitable foundation which disburses funds from the proceeds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the PGA TOUR and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach on the Champions Tour. MPF focuses on improving the quality of life in Monterey County and surrounding areas. Since its inception in 1937 the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has generated over $110 for charity.
In 2004 the First Tee Open was introduced to serve as a showcase for The First Tee whose global mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. http://www.montereypeninsulafoundation.org.
About the PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
About Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero. The company also operates four world-renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. Its other famed properties include the scenic 17-Mile Drive and The Spa at Pebble Beach, and it annually hosts premier events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational, the Pebble Beach Food & Wine event and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Site of the 2019 U.S. Open, Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted five U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship, and numerous other tournaments. http://www.pebblebeach.com.