Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities
The Valspar Championship is pleased to announce the launch of our 2020 Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities® program!
Pledge Cards and Handbooks are available for pick-up in the Valspar Championship Tournament Office and can be picked up between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pledge cards can also be sent by request.
ALL ABOUT BIRDIES FOR TAMPA BAY CHARITIES®
Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities is a fundraising program designed to give charities an opportunity to raise money for their organizations based on the number of “birdies” made by contestants during the Valspar Championship, taking place March 19-22, 2020 at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, Palm Harbor.
The primary goal of Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities is to collect pledges of one cent ($0.01) or more from the general public and/or corporate donors for every birdie made by contestants during the Valspar Championship. In golf, a “birdie” is a score of one stroke under “par” for any golf hole on the golf course. “Par” is the normal expected score of a golf professional on any given hole. The total number of birdies made in 2019 was 1218 by a field of 144 players. Thus, if you pledge one cent ($0.01) per birdie, your pledge would be $12.18.
One-time donations are also accepted. The minimum one-time donation is $10. Checks should be made out to “The Valspar Championship” or “Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities.” Self-pledges (pledges made by the charity and paid for by the charity) are not allowed. One hundred percent of all paid pledges go directly to your charity.
The Bonus Pool for the 2020 Valspar Championship Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities program will guarantee a 15% Bonus Pool payment on the first $1.5 million in paid pledges/donations received. All paid pledges received beyond $1.5 Million will be paid to the benefitting charity. The last day for payments to be received and accepted for the 2020 Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities program will be May 1, 2020. All payments received after May 1, 2020 will be deposited and paid to the benefitting charity.
There is no minimum required to qualify for the Bonus Pool. All paid pledges (up to a maximum of $100,000 per charity) will result in a Bonus Pool payment.
The maximum that any one individual, corporation and/or representative(s) thereof may contribute to the 2020 Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities program and quality for the Bonus Pool is $100,000, regardless of the number of charities to which said monies are distributed or the different accounts from which said monies are drawn.
Each organization is responsible for printing its name, flight leader name (participating organization’s point of contact), and flight number (assigned by The Valspar Championship at registration) on each pledge card so each pledge can be properly credited in our database. The Valspar Championship handles all pledge collections.
All funds will be distributed in June 2020.
Another way to participate in Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities is through the “Guess the Birdies” contest. All individuals who pledge a minimum of at least $0.01 per birdie or a single contribution of at least $10 may guess the number of birdies that will be made during the Valspar Championship Thursday through Sunday. All participants who correctly guess the number of birdies will win a prize. There is a maximum of ten (10) guesses per donor – no donation necessary.
Pledges are tax deductible. Pledge payment is made payable to “Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities” or the “Valspar Championship”, a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.
No money collected goes to PGA TOUR players.
CHARITABLE SOLICITATION DISCLOSURE
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