Birdies for Charity - THE PLAYERS Championship 2023

Who is eligible to participate?

Northeast Florida charitable organizations that are 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 PLAYERS Championship 2022. 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... $10,000!
  • In the event of a tie, a winner will be determined by who most accurately guesses the total number of balls hit into the water at No. 17. If there are multiple winners after the initial tie-breaker, THE PLAYERS will ask additional tie-breaker questions until a grand prize winner is determined.

How does this benefit the charitable organization?

THE PLAYERS Championship has committed $150,000 to the Birdies for Charity BONUS POOL, which provides participating charities the opportunity to receive bonus dollars. Organizations are divided into two tiers. Included in Tier 1 are organizations with an operating budget of up to $1 million.  Tier 2 includes organizations with an operating budget of more than $1 million.

  • Tier 1 Bonus Pool = $75,000
  • Tier 2 Bonus Pool = $75,000

Who is eligible to donate?

All donations must be provided by an individual, NOT a company or foundation.  Each donor must make a Birdies guess and answer a tie-breaker question for their donation to be an eligible entry assigned to the charity of their choice, as listed on the charity's donation report Form.

Nov 14 - Mar 08, 2023

Beneficiaries

Birdies for Charity Contest

Make a donation to your favorite charity, guess how many birdies will be made at THE PLAYERS 2023!

Akita Rescue Society of Florida

The Akita Rescue Society of Florida was founded in February of 1985. We were incorporated as a 501c3 organization in 1990. Our mission is to reduce the number of unwanted, abandoned or abused Akitas throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana and the Carolinas, and when necessary, provide them refuge until they can be adopted into responsible, loving homes.

 

 


AMIkids Jacksonville

Since 1973, AMIkids Jacksonville has been dedicated to helping kids discover the potential within them, transform their lives and strengthen our community. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, AMIkids Jacksonville empowers our kids through care and guidance to reach that potential and, as a result, break the cycle of failure and poverty.


Angelwood, Inc.

Angelwood assists families in caring for the special needs of their loved ones through a variety of programs suited to each person’s individual goals. Founded in 1993, we have grown from one group home for  three children with developmental disabilities to serving over 300 area families through our programs.


BASCA, Inc

BASCA focuses on helping individuals with intellectual and developmental differences achieve a higher quality of life and sense of belonging. 


Beaches Area Historical Society

Preserved and shares the distinct history and culture of the Beaches area.


Challenge Enterprises of North Florida

Please, join Challenge Enterprises in promoting the American Dream by supporting the mission to create inclusive educational and residential settings, as well as securing valuable work opportunities.


Children's Home Society of Florida

CHS leads the way in developing and delivering solutions that drastically change life trajectories for children and families.

We’re different because we invest in lasting solutions, not short-term fixes. We empower children and families to cross bridges that lead to success.

At CHS, we are reimagining the future of foster care. We’re creating a world where children are safer — where they don’t enter foster care in the first place. We’re addressing the root causes that lead to dangerous situations … and we’re implementing one-of-a-kind solutions that will change the future for children, families and communities.


Communities In Schools of Jacksonville

Communities In Schools of Jacksonville has kept students on track for graduation for more than 30 years and has helped more than 110,000 individual students. We have seen firsthand that any obstacle to learning – even the small ones – can add up to make a significant impact on a child’s development. That’s why we’re embedded in the lives of our students and families to help them overcome obstacles that range from learning disabilities and social struggles to food insecurity and homelessness.

We serve students in Duval County Public Schools every day by surrounding them with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Our programs impact struggling students through case management, literacy tutoring and afterschool programs. Our staff works with hand in hand with school administration, teachers, parents and neighborhood partners – including local government, businesses, other nonprofits and civic organizations – to bolster student success.

At Communities In Schools of Jacksonville, our goal is for all Duval County students to excel in school and grow into successful adults who make our community a better place. To learn more, check out our digital booklet and most recent reports.


DePaul School of Northeast Florida

DePaul is committed to understanding and educating students with dyslexia and related specific learning differences such as visual and auditory processing and attention deficits. 
 


Episcopal Children's Services

Episcopal Children’s Services helps underserved children in Northeast and Central Florida build a strong foundation for educational success. Working with children from birth to age 5 – the most critical years for cognitive development – ECS’s dedicated teachers and staff use curriculums based on the latest research and best practices to help families ensure their youngsters enter school ready to learn.


Family Promise of Jacksonville

Family Promise of Jacksonville is a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness.


First Coast Cultural Center

First Coast Cultural Center is the place in our community to create, understand, and experience the arts. We accomplish this through exhibitions of local, regional and national artists in a variety of media; through exciting events for the community; and through quality arts classes, lectures and workshops.


First Coast Honor Flight

First Coast Honor Flight is a non-profit  whose mission is to take our local World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans to visit their War Memorials in Washington D.C.  


Fostering Connections St. Johns Inc.

The mission of Fostering Connections St. Johns is provide support for children in foster care and foster families through fundraising, volunteerism, and advocacy.


Growing Together Behavioral Center

A non-profit school for youth with autism, where they can become the greatest version of themselves.  


Hope at Hand

Hope At Hand is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides art and poetry sessions to vulnerable and at-risk youth populations. Using creativity, language, art and therapeutic approaches, we facilitate healing and personal growth for children and adolescents. However minor, most people have a relationship with poetry in some way.


Jacksonville Area Golf Association Charitable Trus

The Jacksonville Area Golf Association, Inc. (JAGA) was organized in 1954. It is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit corporation that maintains a charitable focus designed to: (a) promote amateur golf and (b) through the JAGA Charitable Trust, Inc. (Trust), provide scholarships to assist worthy students to attend college and to also provide financial assistance to Assistant Golf Professionals (PGA) to advance their Certification status beyond Levels One and Two.


Jacksonville School for Autism

Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) is dedicated to helping individuals with autism and their families by tapping into all available resources to provide “outside of the desk” thinking. With a focus on whole child development and individualized programs that encourage both family and community involvement, JSA is able to nurture each student to reach his/her full potential. Not just a place for learning, JSA creates an environment where relationships grow and lives are changed.


Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Northeast Florida's Award-Winning Zoological, Cultural and Education Institution


JDRF North Florida

At JDRF, we're leading the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D) by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D.


Jewish Community Alliance

The Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) is a non-profit community center affiliated with the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida, the United Way of Northeast Florida and the Jewish Community Centers of North America. The mission is to contribute to the continuation of Jewish life and all people within our community of Jacksonville, FL, as well as provide a common meeting ground for everyone, and enhance the quality of life for all segments of the community to strengthen family life. The JCA is not solely for the Jewish community.


Junior Achievement of North Florida

Junior Achievement has over 100 local JA Areas across the nation, and together we are the nation's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.


Junior League of Jacksonville

The Junior League of Jacksonville is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


L'Arche Jacksonville

L’Arche Jacksonville is a community with four family-style homes, the Blanchart Community Center and an off-site day program called the Rainbow Workshop.

We believe that by creating an environment where people with intellectual and physical disabilities can share their gifts, we are affecting a positive change in the world. We believe that these shared gifts have the power to transform the lives of those who are open to receiving them. We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need for one another. We resolve to explore and appreciate the diverse cultures and faith practices within L’Arche and to work together toward a more evolved and caring human society.


Language Exploration Enrichment, Inc.

The mission is to encourage all LEE students to explore world languages and cultures to give donors an opportunity to invest in the future of children.

 


Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida

The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida’s mission is to improve the self-sufficiency, economic mobility, and quality of life for adults through increasing literacy skills and education levels with formal instruction and volunteer-based tutoring.


MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation

The Mission of the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation is to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities. Help change a kid's life.


Mark's Mission Incorporated

We are a small but mighty organization with a mission focused on overcoming financial burdens and social barriers by providing financial support for families who experience hardship so they may be present in their child’s healing efforts.


Micah's Place

Founded in 2003, Micha's Place is the only domestic violence center based in Nassau County, FL.


Murray Hill Ministries

The Murray Hill Theatre is the home of Murray Hill Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Christian Faith-based organization. Murray Hill Ministries was established in 1995 by Founder and President Tony Nasrallah with the desire of using the Murray Hill Theatre as an outreach as well as a place to strengthen and encourage those who already know God and desire to deepen their walk with Him.

Murray Hill Ministries depends on donations and proceeds from events to continue operating the Murray Hill Theatre.


Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center & Foundation

 

The mission of the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center is to provide a venue enhancing the quality of life and independence of people aged 55+ residing at the Beaches and surrounding Duval County area. Our desire is to promote, sponsor, and coordinate programs and activities that are culturally, intellectually, physically, and socially stimulating on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis in a clean and safe environment. The Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center provides services to 1200+ seniors living at and around the Beaches community. Promoting, sponsoring, and coordinating programs/activities, which are socially, physically, culturally, and intellectually stimulating is our "DRIVE!"


Night to Shine Jacksonville, Inc.

Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 16 and older. Night to Shine 2018 will be hosted simultaneously by more than 500 churches from around the world for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,000 volunteers.


Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope provides support, life and job skills training for people with a history of involvement with the criminal justice system, and places them in employment that offers a sustainable quality of life.


River Garden Foundation

Our community was founded in 1946 by a group of determined and visionary Jewish women who recognized a need to establish a home for the elderly, serving people with Jewish needs as well as others with special care needs from the greater Jacksonville community.

Today River Garden is a comprehensive system of senior care services offering independent living accommodations, long-term skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, adult day services and home health care. River Garden predates the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the “business” of senior care, and has continued to uphold standards that far exceed the requirements of publicly funded programs.


Sanctuary on 8th Street

In response to the changing needs of the neighborhood, the Presbytery of St. Augustine and the former Springfield Presbyterian Church opened the doors of Urban Ministries of Springfield in 1992. In 2001, our name was changed to the Sanctuary on 8th Street after we relocated to the historic post office building. The program has grown from a dozen to over 100 children in our after school and summer camp programs.


St. Augustine Youth Services

St. Augustine Youth Services is a non-profit organization that has been serving children in its residential programs for boys since 1989. In those 30 years, we have provided treatment for thousands of children who have suffered abuse or neglect.


Switzerland Point Middle School PTSO

SPMS is a sixth through eighth grade school serving Switzerland, Florida in Northwest St. Johns County. For the past twelve years, Switzerland Point Middle School has been an “A” rated school by the Florida Department of Education.


The DONNA Foundation

Provides financial assistance and support to individuals living with breast cancer and funding ground breaking breast cancer research.


The Foster Closet Organization

The Foster Closet is a free resource for the foster parents and relative, non-relative placements and Independent Living Teens in their area of the state, to access clothing, children’s accessories, toys and children’s furniture and more, to help take care of the foster children entrusted to them. 


Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, also known simply as the Jay Fund, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1996 and "helps families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support".


Vision is Priceless Council, Inc.

Our mission is to assess, sustain, and improve the visual health of children and adults in Northeast Florida through education, vision screenings, treatment, and referrals. Vision Is Priceless serves Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, and Baker Counties.


Wolfson Children's Hospital

At Wolfson Children's Hospital, our mission is to provide optimal health for the region's children by providing patient- and family-centered care, education, research and child advocacy.


YMCA of Florida's First Coast

The First Coast YMCA offers summer camp, youth sports, health & wellness classes, group classes, swim lessons, adult sports, youth soccer, youth basketball in the Jacksonville, FL area.


Yoga 4 Change

Yoga 4 Change achieves lasting, demonstrative change for veterans, individuals experiencing incarceration, youth, and those living with mental health conditions through an evidence-based, purpose-driven yoga curriculum.


Young Life North St. Johns County

Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.


YouthQuake Live

YouthQuake Live exist to partner with our community to inspire young people to fulfill their God-given destiny through life-changing entertainment. Through dance, drama, music & a life changing message we believe God want to use teens while they are young to change their generation.

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