|What Is Birdies For Charity?|
THE PLAYERS Birdies for Charity program is an opportunity for charitable organizations to utilize THE PLAYERS Championship tournament to further their fundraising initiatives.
What Charities Are Eligible To Participate?
Charitable organizations located in the 5-county area surrounding Jacksonville (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns) and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) are eligible to participate in Birdies for Charity.
How Does Birdies For Charity Work?
*Charitable organizations solicit individuals to make a donation (minimum $20) to their organization via the Birdies for Charity program.
*The individual solicited to make a donation is also given the chance to make a guess at how many birdies will be made at the 2013 PLAYERS Championship. A tie-breaker question will also be asked.
*After THE PLAYERS Championship is over, the individual who guesses the exact number of birdies made (or closest thereto) has a chance to win the Grand Prize - -
In addition, THE PLAYERS will also donate $5,000 to the Charity That The Winner Supported With Their Birdies Entry
In the event of a tie, the tie-breaker question will determine a winner
Bonus Dollars For Participating Charities
THE PLAYERS Championship will provide a $250,000 Birdies for Charity BONUS POOL, offering participating charities the opportunity receive bonus dollars!
2013 Bonus Structure: Organizations will be divided into Two Tiers - -Tier 1 will be organizations with an operating budget of 0 to $2M. Tier 2 will be those with an operating budget of more than $2M.
Tier 1 Bonus Pool = $125,000
Tier 2 Bonus Pool = $125,000
Bonus dollars will be awarded based upon what percentage of the total amount raised within your tier. So, for example, if your charity generates 2% of the total amount of donations made in within your tier, your organization will receive 2% of the $125,000. There will be no additional "incentive bonuses" in 2013.
How Do Charities Solicit Donations?
On the birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com website, there is a "marketing materials" section which contains campaign materials charities can use to reach out to potential supporters. These materials can be customized, printed out, and/or emailed to potential supporters/participants. Charities can include Birdies for Charity information on their own website, and create a link to the Birdies for Charity website.
How Do People Make Their Donations?
BY CHECK OR CASH: Donors wishing to make a donation via cash or check will make their donation directly to the charity of their choice. The donor must complete a manual donation form which will also ask them for their birdies guess and for their answer to a tie-breaker question. They will give the form and the donation directly to the charity. The charity will be responsible for recording all donations which they receive directly. Manual donations must be recorded on the Donation Report Form provided on this website (see Donation Report Form).
ON-LINE: Donors can go to birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com and click on “Make A Donation Now.” Once they are on the donation page, they can select a charity from the list of participating charities and designate a charity as the recipient of their donation, make their birdies guess, answer a potential tie-breaker question, and complete the donation via credit card. NOTE: All on-line donations will be collected by PGA TOUR Charities, Inc.
Where Do I Find The Manual Donation Form?
Manual Donation forms are available on the home page of the Birdies for Charity website. See navigation bar on the left side of the home page.
How Do I Sign Up My Charity To Participate In Birdies For Charity?
Go to birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com and click on the link “Registration.”
When Does THE PLAYERS Birdies For Charity Campaign Start?
January 7, 2013. Once a charity is officially registered and confirmed as a participant, the charitable organization can begin soliciting donations on January 7, 2013. The Birdies for Charity campaign will continue until Wednesday, May 8, 2013, giving charities 4 months to solicit donations. May 8th will be the final day for participants to make a donation to your organization and to guess the number of birdies that will be made at the 2013 PLAYERS.
Is There A Deadline For Signing My Charity Up To Participate?
There is currently no deadline to sign up to participate; however, THE PLAYERS reserves the right to cease accepting registrations at any time without notice.
When Do Charities Submit The Final Donation Report Form?
Donation Report Forms (including Birdies Guesses and Tie-Breaker Guesses) must be submitted to THE PLAYERS tournament office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
How Many Times Can A Person Make A Donation and A Birdies Guess?
Each individual can make a donation to a charitable organization via the Birdies for Charity program (and an accompanying Birdies Guess) as many times as they like.
What Is The Minimum Donation Allowed In The Birdies For Charity Program?
The minimum amount which can be donated to a charity via the Birdies for Charity program is $20.
What Is The Maximum Donation Allowed In The Birdies For Charity Program?
There is no maximum amount per donation.
How Will Charities Know How Much Has Been Donated To Their Organization Via The On-Line Birdies Website?
Periodically, we will update a listing of the participating charities and how much they have raised in on-line donations. That listing will be located in the “Leaderboard” section of the birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com website.
How Will Charities Get Paid At The Conclusion Of The Birdies Campaign?
On May 8, or before, charities must submit their Donation Report Form which will contain information about donations that they received directly, via cash or check, and the birdies guess and tie-breaker guess for each donor. After THE PLAYERS Championship concludes, we will add that amount to the total amount the organization received in on-line donations. Then we will determine how much the organization is eligible to receive from the bonus pool. A check will be sent to the organization within approximately 60 days of the conclusion of the tournament.
When is the 2013 PLAYERS Championship?
The 2013 PLAYERS will be held the week of May 6-12, 2013 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. The actual tournament days are Thursday through Sunday, May 9-12. These 4 days are the days when the birdies made by PGA TOUR players will be counted for the Birdies for Charity contest.