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Birdies For Charity

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AJGA members secure pledges from individuals and corporations for birdies they achieve in tournament rounds.

Typically juniors use the tournament rounds they play in June and July (this can vary depending on time of year). Tournament rounds are defined as rounds of golf played in a competition format, they are not required to be in AJGA tournaments.

Money raised through this program will support a local charity chosen by the junior as well as the AJGA youth development programs that support our mission by developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships.

All juniors will be acknowledged on the scoreboard of AJGA tournaments.

Birdies will be counted, for a given time frame, in any competitive rounds played by the juniors. Since juniors are soliciting pledges from family, friends and local business they are responsible to report an accurate number of birdies for that particular time period.

$1 per birdie x 35 birdies = $35 dollars x 25 pledges = $800
Minimum of $1 per birdie

Goal is to raise $500 per junior

Charity Dollars will be split in the following manner, assuming the $500 goal has been met:

Junior Golf Charity:

50% of proceeds will be distributed to the local charity of the junior’s choosing.
50% of proceeds will be distributed to the AJGA youth development programs.

100% of all money donated will support the charities, no administration fees apply.

Non Junior Golf Charity:
(must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization)

40% of proceeds will be distributed to the local charity of the junior’s choosing.
60% of the proceeds will be distributed to the AJGA’s youth development programs.

100% of all money donated will support the charities, no administration fees apply.

Juniors are responsible for the collection of all pledges and one time donations.

How the program works:

  • Fax your local charity's IRS Determination Letter to Beth Dockter (678.425.1661)
  • Personalize promotional brochure to send to supporters
  • Follow up and secure pledges and one-time donations
  • Collect and mail in any one-time donations when they are received
  • All money collected must be in the form of credit card or check.
  • The AJGA will distribute funds in accordance with the junior’s wishes and send out all tax letters.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development
of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf