Birdies for Charity 2023

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 2023 WM Phoenix Open. Click here to learn more about  Birdies for Charity.


The WM Phoenix Open is days away but Birdies for Charity has already launched!

With a board of directors matching pledge of $5,000 we are hopeful to raise $15,000 through this year’s effort!

The current pledges are $1,600 (as of 1/24/23). We need an additional $3,400 to meet the board challenge. With just about 2 weeks 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 12th, 2023.

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Thank you for your continued support!