The Southern Nevada Chapter, Southwest Section, PGA of America, is excited to announce a new event that uses golf as a platform for giving back to the community. The new “Birdies for Good” fundraiser takes place on Monday, Nov. 30 at Eagle Crest Golf Club in Golf Summerlin. SNGA members can support a local PGA of America professional and help charity.
Several area PGA Professionals will play 72 holes, all in one day, in an effort to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas and the Southwest PGA Foundation. The pros hope SNGA members will support the pros as they “play for a purpose” by making a financial pledge for every birdie made by the pros that day. The professionals playing are Glen Lee, Matt Henderson, Jim Delaney, Troy Helseth, Travis Long and Tim Sam and include some of the top players in the chapter and former players of the year.
“Birdies For Good was started in 2p19 by the Southwest Section of the PGA, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities in Phoenix and after a successful inaugural event that raised over $47,000for the Section’s Foundation and RMHC, the decision was made to take the event ‘section-wide’ in ’20 to include the Las Vegas and Tucson Chapters of the Southwest Section,” says Pat Kreger, Southern Nevada PGA executive director. “The event enables local professionals to raise funds for the Chapter’s Foundation initiatives (PGA Hope, PGA Jr. League, etc.), as well as for all the great RMHC programs, through the game our professionals love and have dedicated their careers and lives to helping.”
To donate, SNGA members can visit BirdiesforGood.com then simply choose the Las Vegas area professional you would like to support, as well as the amount per birdie you would like to contribute on behalf of each professional. Participants will complete 72 holes on a ‘Par 3’ layout for the event. Sponsorship and major gift opportunities are available by contacting Pat Kreger, Southern Nevada Chapter PGA Executive Director, at (312) 576-0045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.