Birdies for Charity - THE PLAYERS Championship 2024

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 of $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 13 - Mar 13, 2024

Beneficiaries

Birdies for Charity Contest

Make a donation to your favorite charity, guess how many birdies will be made at THE PLAYERS Championship 2024!

Alice B. Landrum Middle School PTO, Inc.

At Landrum Middle School, we believe that a strong partnership between parents, teachers, and administrators is essential for the success of our students. That's why our PTO is an active and dedicated group of individuals who are passionate about creating a nurturing educational environment.

Our PTO is made up of family volunteers, teachers, and administrators who share a common goal: providing the best possible education for our children. We work together to support and enhance the academic, social, and extracurricular experiences of every student at Landrum Middle School.


American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research, educates consumers on healthy living and fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.


American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.


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.


Betty Griffin Center (Safety Shelter of St. Johns)

Betty Griffin Center provides services of hope and healing for victims of domestic and sexual assault in St. Johns County.


Boy Scouts of America - North Florida Council

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and
moral choices in their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scouts Oath and Law.

The North Florida Council encompasses the 17 counties of northeast Florida: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. John's, Suwannee, and Union. Through almost 2,400 volunteers the council serves over 7,356 youth in over 244 units. 


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 Christmas Party of Jacksonville

The Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville is an annual charity event in North Florida supporting local children. As many as 6,000 children, along with their parents, come to our Christmas Party for a chance to meet Santa, pick out new toys, and have an opportunity to win a new bike.


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.


Daniel Kids

These are just a few of the faces of the children at Daniel. Without help, children like these are at risk to harm themselves or others, or enter the juvenile justice system.

Fortunately, Daniel does make a difference. From prevention to intervention, from foster care to adoption, we help children and families — and in doing so, strengthen our community at large.

 


Epic Cure Inc.

We rescue good food to win the battle against food insecurity while improving the health of our planet by reducing harmful methane gas emission.


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.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

An interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.


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.  


First Tee - North Florida

First Tee has established Nine Core Values that represent some of the many inherently positive values connected with the game of golf.

By participating in First Tee, kids are introduced to these core values which are incorporated throughout the program. Parents are encouraged to reinforce these behaviors by talking about them, what they mean and what these behaviors can look like at home.


Fly Right, Inc.

Fly Right Inc.’s prison ministry achieves these goals through constant prayer, diligent planning, and partnership with other organizations. We have prayer teams around the globe who are alerted to our entry into prisons, jails, and schools. We plan each event very carefully. We count costs, utilize the best possible speakers, and ask for as much secure access as possible in each situation.


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.


Greenwood School

The foundation of Greenwood School programs is our specialized instruction, which includes the expert use of research-proven practices beneficial to all students, but especially to students with specific learning differences. We provide strategies, supports, and accommodations to create learning opportunities that effectively address the individual needs of students and enable them to experience success with a challenging, college-preparatory curriculum.


Guardian Catholic School

The Guardian Catholic School opened in August 2017, combining the legacies of St. Pius V and Holy Rosary Catholic Schools into one new school. Guardian Catholic School serves students from Pre-K3 through eighth grade.


GYO GREENS Farms, Inc.

The Mission of GYO GREENS Farms, Inc is to grow fresh, natural and organic specialty produce while educating our community about Aquaponics and Sustainable farming. Our farm has hosted over 2500+ students and visitors since it opened its doors to the public in 2013. Your support will fund education programs, student internships and a remarkable education and farming experience.


Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.


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 Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.


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.


JFCS - Jewish Family & Community Services

The mission of JFCS is to strengthen the entire community by providing family and individual social services in the Jewish tradition of “helping people help themselves.”


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.

 


Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, Inc

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida operates five very different community outreach programs that share an important commonality… the ability to help those facing hardships stabilize their lives and earn a fresh start.


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.


Monique Burr Foundation for Children

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization started by Edward E. Burr in 1997 on the one-year anniversary of the death of Monique Burr, his late wife, to continue her legacy of child protection and child advocacy. Although our strategies may have changed over the years, our core mission has remained the same – protecting children through prevention education.


Nassau Habitat For Humanity, Inc.

The role of NHFH is to raise funds to build homes and purchase land; select families as homeowners; supervise construction; and administer the mortgages. N.H.F.H. began building homes in 1993. As of 2023, Nassau Habitat completed its 50th home.


Nease NJROTC Boosters Club, Inc.

NJROTC based out of Nease High School in St. Johns County


Nemours Children's Health Jacksonville

Nemours Children’s is one of the largest integrated pediatric health systems in the country.  Nemours' goal is to help children, everywhere, grow into healthy adults through medical care, research, education, and prevention and advocacy efforts.


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.


NORTH FLORIDA JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION

Develop your skills and receive top training from our junior golf foundation in Jacksonville, Florida. At North Florida Junior Golf Foundation, we act as a resource for members of the community who participate in junior golf tournaments.

The North Florida Junior Golf Foundation (NFJGF) was founded to provide competitive and instructional play for junior golfers aged 7-19 wishing to gain tournament experience, enhance their golf skills and life skills. The program strives to reinforce the positive spirit of sportsmanship and competitive camaraderie that the game of golf represents. In addition, the NFJGF is proud to offer scholarships to players who have applied for assistance.


Northeast Florida Exchange Club Center

The Exchange Club Family Center, Northeast Florida is dedicated to preventing child abuse by strengthening families through its Parent Aide Program.


Operation Lifeline, Inc.

Operation Lifeline, Inc. helps provide access to safe, affordable housing to veterans.


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.


Operation New Uniform

Operation New Uniform (ONU), founded in 2014, has established itself as a trendsetter in the veteran service organization space. We do so by treating each veteran as an individual, serving as many veterans as possible without reducing quality, and meticulously tracking the results and successes of our veterans and programs.


Palm Valley Academy PTO

PTO membership is a monetary contribution that allows the PTO to fund projects that benefit the school. This year your donation is more important than ever. Your donation will be used to fund important and much needed items such as library books, playground equipment, computer software, teacher professional development, classroom setup funds, and materials and books for the classroom.


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.


Single Mothers Impacting Lives Everywhere (SMILE)

Our mission is to create a better world for single mothers and beyond through our single parent assistance 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.


Teach for America Jacksonville

Since 2008, our educators and alumni have impacted tens of thousands of students across Jacksonville. More than just a source of excellent education leaders, we are a tight-knit, vibrant network grounded in our mission to provide all students with an excellent and equitable education and a future filled with opportunities. As a network and a broader community, we see progress across the state of Florida. Yet, opportunity in our highest-need communities remains disproportionately inaccessible across lines of race and income. Teach For America Jacksonville is committed to seeing the day where all students in our communities have the opportunity to reach their full potential. 


Tesori Family Foundation

The Tesori Family Foundation was founded by former PGA TOUR player and current PGA TOUR caddie, Paul Tesori, along with his wife Michelle to give back to those in need in the Northeast Florida community. The foundation has expanded to give back not only in Paul’s hometown community, but throughout the United States, adding specific programming for children with special needs.


The DONNA Foundation

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


The Fire Watch Project, Inc.

The Fire Watch is Florida’s fight to end veteran suicide. We are uniting our War Fighters and allies to swiftly activate local assets, stand watch, and build a life-saving network. To date, no city, county, or state has systemically reduced its veteran suicide rate. This effort is the first of its kind in the country.


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.


Volunteers In Medicine of Jacksonville

The mission of Volunteers in Medicine Jacksonville is to advance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the working uninsured to improve quality of life for all.


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.

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