Birdies for Charity 2022

Help The Academy raise money through the WM Phoenix Open!

What is Birdies for Charity?

The Thunderbirds and Phoenix Open title sponsor Waste Management have an exciting way for Arizona’s charities, including Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts (AAPA), to have fun and support your favorite charity with the birdies made during the competitive rounds of the 2022 WM Phoenix Open. Click here to learn more about  Birdies for Charity.


The WM Phoenix Open is underway and the BIRDIES are piling up!

With a board of directors matching pledge of $8,000 we are poised to raise $16,000! Adding the Thunderbird 10% match would make it $17,600 of much needed funds.

The current pledges are $2,500. We need an additional $5,500 to meet the board challenge. With just 4 days to go, please consider a .05 or .10 pledge per birdie to help us reach this goal.

How do I join the fun?

Anyone from anywhere can join in the fun by pledging an amount per BIRDIE that is made during the 5 days of the Phoenix Open using the link below. 100% of your gift goes to The Academy PLUS the Thunderbirds will match your gift with an additional 10%!

(If 1,500 birdies are made, which is typical, your total pledge would be: $0.01 = $15; $0.02 = $30; $0.03 = $45; $0.04 = $60; $0.05 = $75)

The Pledge deadline is 5pm on Sunday, February 13th, 2022.

On the donation form choose:


Have questions? email Lauren at
Thank you for your continued support!