October 11 2011
The charities of four PGA TOUR players received a total of $60,000 on Tuesday thanks to a program funded by DePuy Mitek, the Official Mobile Health and Fitness Provider of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour.
Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink and Jonathan Byrd were on hand to accept the donations from the ORTHOVISC® PGA TOUR Player Charity Program, where thousands of fans voted for their favorite participating players.
John Daly, who is playing in Portugal this week, received the most votes so his charity, the Boys and Girls Club of River Valley Arkansas, will receive $25,000. Furyk earned $15,000 for the Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation while Cink's charity, The Healing Place, and Byrd's foundation, the Jim Byrd Memorial, each receive $10,000.
The Jim and Tabitha Foundation raises charity dollars and
awareness for groups that provide services such as hospice care,
hospital and nursing services, counseling, mentoring and food and
shelter services to those children needing it the most.
Cink's charity, The Healing Place, helps provide education and support programs for grieving children, adolescents and their families or guardians. Byrd created The Jim Byrd Memorial to honor his late father and raise money for local charities.
Fans were able to view information about a player's charity at a kiosk at nine PGA TOUR events and send them a personal “shout out” or text message. DePuy Mitek sponsors the state-of-the-art fitness trailers at TOUR events in an effort to educate golfers and fans alike on the importance of keeping their knees healthy and free of pain.