The Groton Animal Foundation is excited to announce our fundraising partnership with the 2016 Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program! The Birdies for Charity program provides 501(c)(3) organizations in Connecticut the opportunity to raise funds by collecting pledges based on the number of birdies made by PGA TOUR professionals during the tournament.
At the conclusion of the tournament, the Travelers Championship will calculate the number of birdies made by the pledged amounts, and then will distribute invoices to each of our donors. For example, if an individual makes a $.02 pledge and there are 1,800 birdies made, then that individual will be asked to make a donation of $36.00 to GAF). The Travelers Championship will donate 100% of the proceeds to our organization.
Join us in this exciting fundraising initiative! With your help the Groton Animal Foundation will also be eligible for additional Birdies for Charity funds through the Bonus Bucks program. This year, each organization that raises money through Birdies for Charity will receive a 15% bonus on top of the pledges collected. The maximum bonus is $11,250 (which would equal 15% of $75,000 in donations collected).
In addition, the top-4 pledge collecting charities as of July 6, 2016 will qualify for an expo booth at the 2016 Travelers Championship, which is vital to the exposure of our organization.
Your pledge commitment to the Groton Animal Foundation will help to pay for more than $20,000 in annual medical care for animals at the shelter, making them more adoptable. In addition, funds raised will help defray the cost of veterinary care for pets of Groton citizens who struggle with bills. Making a per birdie pledge or flat-rate donation is easy. Simply visit our pledge website at Birdies for Charity to donate.
Thank you for your continued support of GAF!