The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial generated $7.8 million in charity this past year. 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 Chuck Scherer. "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.