Charities McGladrey Classic Charities
The McGladrey Classic has a positive economic impact on Georgia’s entire Golden Isles community. However, the real winners are the individuals served by Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia and our Birdies Fore Love charities. The McGladrey Classic is proud to continue the tradition of giving back to the community – which is such an integral component of the PGA TOUR – and to support such worthy organizations. In just three years, The McGladrey Classic has raised nearly $1,000,000 for charity.
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 3.1 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now takes place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in places like China and from regions like the Middle East to the community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighborhood’s backyard. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia provide guidance and support for over 3400 youth annually. The mission of the Club is to enable young people, especially those who need the Clubs most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our programs provide our members with fun activities and curriculum where they make productive use of their time outside of school. Being part of the largest club in the country and over 100 years of experience the Boys & Girls Clubs provide current and varied programming to keep all our members engaged. Our professionally trained staff assists young people with the development of their leadership skills, works on their education and career exploration, and helps them get involved in the community through community service projects. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia also places an emphasis on children’s health through fun physical fitness activities and sports as well as working with them on healthy lifestyles. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia visit www.apositiveplace.net
Birdies Fore Love Charities - 2012 Participants
New to the McGladrey Classic in 2012, Birdies Fore Love is a fundraising program associated with the Davis Love Foundation which incorporates interactivity for donors. Through this program, participants may pledge a specific amount per each birdie scored during the tournament or donate a given amount over $10. Donors may also guess how many birdies will be scored during competitive play for the chance to win a grand prize. Each donation will be given in full to the participating charity of the donor’s choice. Over 20 charities associated with family and community programming will participate this year.