The Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children together raised a record $10 million for charities in 2013 - shattering the previous record of $9 million, raised each of the past two years. Through its history, the Texas Open has raised $86 million for charities - $81.5 million of that since 2002, when Valero became the tournament's title sponsor. The tournament has established a goal to raise $100 million in charitable giving through the tournament.
Over 130 charities and schools are participating in this year's Birdies for Charity® campaign. Make a donation to your favorite charity or school through a one-time donation or make a pledge, like a walk-a-thon, but instead of donating per mile, make a pledge for every birdie made at the Valero Texas Open. The 2013 Valero Texas Open had 1,640 birdies made, so a pledge of $0.01 yielded a donation of $16.40.
Birdies for Charity is a no-cost program that gives 100% of the funds raised back to the participating organization. We offer the flexibility to pay in advance or to be billed after the tournament. Donations are accepted from anywhere around the world and are tax deductible. And best yet, 100% of your donation goes to the selected recipient. Through tournament proceeds, the Valero Texas Open is able to offer incentives to participating organizations, helping2 30 donations grow and make a bigger impact.
To add excitement, donors can participate in the "Guess the Birdies" contest. Simply guess how many birdies will be made from Monday and Wednesday's pro-ams on the host course (AT&T Oaks Course) including amateurs and pros, in addition to the birdies made by the pros Thursday-Sunday of competition.
The individual with the correct guess wins the grand prize, a Stay-and-Play Package to TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. Ties are determined through a tiebreaker event. And if no one guesses correctly, the computer will randomly select the grand prize winner.
Support your favorite charity or school through Birdies for Charity at: www.ValeroTexasOpen.com/birdies
Chip In for Schools is a fundraising program initiated by the Valero Texas Open in 1997, to help participating schools to earn money for their school programs by selling advance tickets to the Valero Texas Open, scheduled for March 27-30, 2014 at TPC San Antonio.
Patrons can purchase Good Any One Day general admission tickets for $15 and 100% of the proceeds will support the participating school of their choice. Simply purchase Good Any One Day ticket online and type in the promo code of the school you want to support to receive the special pricing of $15 per ticket. This is a great deal compared to the $20 advance tickets and $25 at the gate. Each ticket is good for any one day (Thursday-Sunday). To make your purchase, please visit:www.ValeroTexasOpen.com/chipin
The 2014 Benefit for Children, Valero's annual charitable fundraiser focusing on children in need, will begin on Sunday, March 30, with an extraordinary Welcome Party at the fabulous JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, then continue on Monday, March 31, with morning and afternoon golf outings on 11 of San Antonio's top courses, including both the Greg Norman and Pete Dye courses at the beautiful TPC San Antonio.
Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities: www.ValeroTexasOpen.com/benefit