WHAT IS BIRDIES FOR CHARITY?
The Thunderbirds Charities, and title sponsor Waste Management provide this exciting way for Arizona’s charities to cash-in on the birdies made during the 2024 WM Phoenix Open through the Arizona Charity Pledge Drive. The Academy participates in this wonderful event each year.
We’ve set our goals high for every aspect of our programs and the Board of Directors is stepping up to meet the Birdies for Charity challenge in a big way.
FOR EVERY $1 DONATED, OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS ALONG WITH A SPECIAL DONOR, WILL MATCH IT WITH $2! (Through the first $10,000 donated)
And of course, The Thunderbirds generously donate an additional 10% of our paid pledges. This two for one match means a $100 pledge, plus the $200 board match, plus 10% from the Thunderbirds earns $330 for The Academy. Our goal is to exceed $30,000 this year!
IT HAS BEGUN
Donating for The Academy begins now! Here’s the update: as of January 25th, $7,640 has been pledged, meaning with the board 2X match, we are over 66% to our goal already!
Check back often as we continue to update this graphic over the coming weeks. We have until February 11th to make the push and meet this critical goal for the 2024 season. Thank you, in advance for helping to spread the word and ensure that our programs will continue into the future!
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
Anyone can fill out a pledge form and pledge one cent or more per birdie to be a part of the program. No funds are collected by the AAPA. The Thunderbirds will invoice the pledges following the 2024 WM Phoenix Open and they collect all monies. 100 percent of the collected Birdies for Charity pledges will go directly to The Academy and all our programs.
Between now and February 11th you can pledge an amount per birdie made at this year’s WM Phoenix Open. You can pledge now and pay later (all pledges due by April 15th).
There are typically 1,500 birdies made during the week of the tournament. That means a pledge of 1 penny would be about $15; A pledge of 5 cents would be about $75; and a pledge of $1 would be an extraordinary gift of $1,500 and so on… OR, to make it very simple, you can make a flat donation of any amount. All gifts are matched with an additional 10% by the Thunderbirds.
More information on the Thunderbirds can be found here.
Birdies for Charity information can be found here.