|Colonial makes donations to over 100 charities|
The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial generated $7 million in charity in 2012. This ranked our event among the top 5 on the PGA TOUR for the third straight year.
Included in the initiatives is more than $6 million raised during the past decade for our primary beneficiary, Cook Children's Medical Center. Contributions support the program to ensure no child in need of medical attention is left untreated, regardless of financial means.
Every year since 1998 the tournament has surpassed the million dollar mark in annual charitable contributions.
Birdies for Charity
The following 30 local charitable organizations are involved in the Birdies For Charity program:
By pledging with any of these organizations, individuals, companies or groups commit an amount of money for every birdie the professionals make during the competitive rounds of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial tournament. The professionals make around 1,200 birdies during the tournament. A one-cent pledge would equal a $12 donation. On top of the money raised by the 25 organizations, the tournament will add to collected pledges by 20% on the first $20,000 raised by each charity. The second $20,000 raised by each charity will receive an additional 10% match from the tournament.
The program generated over $4.7 million for Tarrant County charities. "We are very proud to give back to the Fort Worth community and support the work of so many terrific organizations," said Colonial President Vance Minter. "This is a very philanthropic city, and we are pleased to play such a positive role each year in helping those in need."
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Charities
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial tournament donations focus on children and support a variety of programs, including camp scholarships for disabled, special needs or low-income children, residency programs/services for abused, neglected and at-risk children, cultural programs/field trips for underserved students, college scholarships, educational mentoring programs, medical diagnostic and treatment services for disabled and low-income children, after-school programs, support services for homeless families and more.
The tournament generated contributions to these local organizations: ACH Child and Family Services, Alliance for Children, American Red Cross, Asthma and Allergy Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, Boy Scouts Longhorn Council, Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, Breakthrough at Fort Worth Country Day, Buckner Children and Family Services, Camp Fire USA, Camp Summit, Cancer Care Services, Casa Manana, Cassata High School, CASA of Tarrant County, Catholic Charities, Celebration Shop/Hugworks, Child Care Associates, Child Study Center, Clayton YES!, Community Enrichment Center, Cornerstone Assistance Network, Cowboy Santas, Easter Seals, Ekklesia Christian School, First Street Methodist Mission, The First Tee of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Junior Golf Association, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth Opera Children's Theater, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Youth Program, Gill Children's Services, Girl Scouts Circle T Council, Gladney Center for Adoption, Goodfellow Fund, Habitat for Humanity, H.O.P.E. Farm, I Have a Dream Foundation, Imagination Celebration, Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County, Impossible Possibilities, Junior Achievement, Junior League of Fort Worth, Kids Who Care, KinderFrogs School, Ladder Alliance, Leadership Fort Worth, The Learning Center of North Texas, Lena Pope Home, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, MHMR Visions, Mother's Milk Bank of North Texas, NewDay Services for Children and Families, The Parenting Center, Performing Arts Fort Worth, Presbyterian Night Shelter, Prevent Blindness Texas, REAL School Gardens, Reata Rehabilitation, Recovery Resource Council, Ronald McDonald House, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Salvation Army, Schola Cantorum, Senior Citizens of Greater Tarrant County, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Tarrant County Challenge, Susan Komen Race for the Cure, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Tarrant County Challenge, TCU, Texas Girls Choir, Texas Golden Gloves, Texas Wesleyan University, 12:48 Foundation, Union Gospel Mission, United Community Centers, Van Cliburn Foundation, The WARM Place, Wings of Hope Equitherapy, Youth Orchestra of Fort Worth, YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, and YWCA Fort Worth.