PGA Golf Professionals do much more than play golf!
You can help
PGA Golf Day was established by PGA Professionals in the Southwest Section with a goal to raise money for selected local charities and to highlight the value of the PGA Professional in local communities. Today, this program and this website serve to facilitate the efforts of PGA Sections across the country in raising much-needed funds for their local philanthropies and foundations.
The concept of the website itself is to automate the fundraising process and to expand the collective reach of a Section's fundraising efforts. By engaging as many participants as possible, fundraising results are growing exponentially with unlimited scalability. Most Sections conduct a 100 hole golf marathon, although this is not mandatory for participation. Players register themselves online and formulate their own personal web pages, then send emails or do what they can to direct supporters to their pages and make contributions. Donation receipts and custom Thank You letters are sent to supporters automatically.
Southwest and Northern California Sections Off to Good Starts in 2014 Campaigns
Individually, four of the top five fundraisers nationwide come from the Southwest Section. Doug Westcott leads the pack with nearly $9,000 raised, followed by Tim Burr in the Northern California Section with just about $8,000 in hand. PGA Golf Day co-founder and 2011 Special Olympics Conrad Rehling award winner Greg Leicht is at their heels with about $5,500 generated. Andrew Rauscher and Brett Meiners round out the top five with $3,500 and $2,700 respectively.
This list does not include all of the individual causes to which the PGA Foundations are known to contribute.
Alzeimer's Foundation of America • Aloha Section Japan Tsunami Relief Fund • Aloha Section PGA Foundation • American Heart Association • American Lung Association • American Stroke Association • Austin Junior Golf Academy • Aycock Scholarship Fund • Bayou District Foundation • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Brazos Valley • Camp Korey • Caruso Junior Golf Association • Children's Developmental Center • Coach Blair Charities • Colorado PGA Foundation • Colorado Section PGA Golf in Schools Program • Do it Yourself Fundraising MS • Folds of Honor Foundation • Friends of Lady Bird Johnson • Gateway Section PGA Foundation • Gongaware Junior Academy • Guardian Pit Bull Rescue Foundation • Gulf States PGA Foundation • Homeless Pet Placement League • Hospice of Southern Illinois • Indiana Golf Foundation • Iowa PGA Foundation • JDRF - Curing Type I Diabetes • John Purdue Club • Kentucky Golf Foundation • Kids Center • Lake Ozark Junior Golf Association • Leukemia Research Foundation • Make A Wish Foundation • March of Dimes - March for Babies • Methodist Healthcare Ministries • Middle Atlantic PGA Scholarship Foundation • Minnesota Section PGA Foundation • Northern California PGA Foundation • Pacific Northwest Junior Golf Fund • Pepsi Junior Program • Providence St. Mary Foundation • Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital • Rocky Mountain Section PGA Foundation • Saving Strokes • Sertoma Foundation • Shawn Stefani Scholarship Fund • Southern Texas PGA Foundation • Southwest Section PGA Foundation • Special Olympics Arizona • Special Olympics Minnesota • Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Breast Cancer • Texas Children's Hospital • The First Tee • The First Tee Austin • The First Tee Central Indiana • The First Tee Great River • The Langley Scholarship Fund • Thrive Well • Vaness Behan Crisis Nursery • Voices for Children • Yess Youth Emergency Services and Shelter