On April 23, 2018, Eagle Pointe Golf Club hosted a Pro-Am to benefit the Southern Texas PGA Foundation and the Shawn Stefani Scholarship Fund. Presented by Barbers Hill Bank, the event celebrated its 13th Anniversary with a beautiful day for golf and a field of 48 teams consisting of four amateurs and one golf professional. Since its inception in 2005, the event has raised over $500,000 to help benefit the Southern Texas PGA Foundation and its programs.
Charity Golf Day is a great way to connect with your golf club's patrons and raise money for the charity of your choice while simultaneously raising funds to support the Southern Texas PGA Foundation. Participating in the Charity Golf Day is easy with many ways to join. Find a format that works best for you!
Get Your Staff Involved!
Anyone on your staff is eligible to play. Use this opportunity as a team-building effort and enhance your staff's working relationship. Split a 100-hole marathon up between everyone and enjoy a day of golf among your colleagues!
Get Your Junior Golfers Involved!
Build a team of junior golfers to satisfy a 100-hole marathon. Junior golfers play 9-holes. This is a perfect time for juniors to expand their golfing experience and get excited about golfing for a cause. You can even enlist their help for fundraising!
Get Your Junior Golfers and Parents Involved!
Host a Parent-Junior Play Day where a flat donation satisfies the entry fee. Take advantage of the opportunity to better connect with your juniors and their parents.
Play the 100-hole marathon on your own!
Select a day that works best for you and get to swinging!
Any Idea is Possible!
Over the years, STPGA Professionals have played 18-hole matches against other facilities as a part of Charity Golf Day efforts. Members of both Clubs were invited to watch and everyone enjoyed a reception after play.
As another option, STPGA Professionals played a 100-hole marathon but instead of asking patrons to make a flat donation, they asked for them to make birdie pledges. For example, the patron made a $20 pledge for each birdie made over the 100-hole marathon.
Did you know you can even host a volleyball tournament? Edwin Fu did just that in 2017! Edwin hosted a 10-team Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament last year and raised over $1,000.
Play Golf and Make a Difference!
The more people you get involved, the more chances you have to get fundraising help and reach your goals. After you've selected your method of participation, reach out to Kailee Neumann at the Section Office who will then set up your website link complete with the photo of your choice. The link is yours to promote as you see fit!
The Southern Texas PGA Foundation couldn't provide the scholarships and programs that it does without your help. Please consider participating in this year's Charity Golf Day.
Over 30 Southern Texas PGA Professionals participated in 2017's fundraiser and playing marathon, raising $44,922 for the STPGA Foundation and 11 local charities. In its eight years, Charity Golf Day's fundraising effort has generated over $770,000.
Birdies for Charity
There were 2,904 birdies made
at the 2018 Valero Texas Open!
The Southern Texas PGA Foundation invites you to support us through Birdies for Charity®, an exciting fundraising program linked to the Valero Texas Open, the 3rd oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR schedule.
HOW THE SOUTHERN TEXAS PGA FOUNDATION WILL BENEFIT
We will receive 100% of every penny we raise through Birdies for Charity. Valero Texas Open and Birdies for Charity pay all costs associated with running the program. All funds raised will support the Southern Texas PGA Junior Golf programs. Depending on how well we do, we can earn additional “Bonus Money” provided by the Valero Texas Open. They provide a 7% match to make your donation grow even further!
HOW BIRDIES FOR CHARITY WORKS
You can make a minimum pledge of one penny or more per birdie. The value of your pledge is based on the number of birdies made during the Valero Texas Open. You can also make a flat contribution; with $20 being the suggested minimum. Your company can also contribute using the same method. Any individual or corporation that donates $1,000+ or pledges $.50+ per birdie becomes a member of a special Birdies Club and gets four (4) Good Any One Day general admission tickets to the tournament, and will be recognized on a sponsor sign displayed in the Gatorade Fan Fest during tournament week.
Please support the Southern Texas PGA Foundation and Birdies for Charity by returning your completed pledge form to our office or by making an online pledge at www.ValeroTexasOpen.com/Birdies and designating your donation to the Southern Texas PGA Foundation. After the tournament, Valero Texas Open will bill you for the amount of your commitment. If you want to pay now, you can do so with cash, credit card, or by making your check out to Birdies for Charity.
"GUESS THE BIRDIES" AND A STAY-AND-PLAY PACKAGE COULD BE YOURS
To add sizzle to the program, you can guess how many birdies will be made during the Valero Texas Open. If your guess is correct, you could win a Stay-and Play Package to JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country and TPC San Antonio. In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker event will determine the winner. If no one guesses correctly, the computer will randomly select a winner and it may just pick your name! Contest entry deadline is Monday, April 16, 2018.
ATTEND THE VALERO TEXAS OPEN TO HELP US WIN $20,000
All donors from the Birdies for Charity program that attend the Valero Texas Open and check-in at the Donation Station (located in Gatorade Fan Fest) will automatically be entered into a drawing. If your name is drawn as the winner, the Southern Texas PGA Foundation will win $20,000! If you attend all four days, you get four entries. If you help us win the $20,000 donation, you will also receive a cool prize from the Valero Texas Open!
HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT
The Southern Texas PGA Foundation introduces and provides youth in Southern Texas broad opportunities to experience the game of golf, develop their talent as players and themselves as individuals, and promote scholarship benefits to as many qualified candidates as possible.
With your support, new programs can be introduced annually, drawing more kids into a game that will impact them not just for this year, but for a lifetime
A pledge form can be found here. We challenge you to find a friend or co-worker to pledge as well. It’s that easy! Should you have any questions or need more pledge forms, please contact Kailee Neumann at 832-442-2404 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation hosted the third annual “The Will” to Cure Headaches Golf Tournament on October 16, 2017, at The Club at Carlton Woods. The tournament, which featured over 130 golfers ranging from Southern Texas PGA Professionals and Vice President of the PGA of America Paul Levy to sponsors across all industries and invited guests, came together to raise over $250,000 in support of The Foundation. In its three year existence, The Will has raised over $1,000,000.
The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation, named after the late son of Jimmy and Pam Erwin, who ended his life after suffering for years with debilitating headaches, is making tremendous strides in creating awareness and raising funds for dedicated research. This research is focused on finding a cure for debilitating headaches, a condition that impacts 12% of the American population.