Pledge a Donation for Every Birdie the Tour Players Make on June 12th!
This is our second annual Birdies for the Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, and this year's event will be hosted at the River Club. We have four tour players make as many birdies as they can to raise funds for the Home of Hope at the Gwinnett Children's Shelter.
Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children's Shelter
The new “Home of Hope” at The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter was born out of necessity, along with the support of many helping hands in our community and beyond.
The Home of Hope is a nonprofit, 501©3 Corporation and a residential care facility which provides services for homeless children from 0-17 years of age, along with their young mothers. They also provide care and services for homeless girls aging out of the foster care system at 18 years of age. They provide customized “Life Plans” that are designed around the physical, emotional and educational needs of their kids, while helping Mom get a plan of action to get back on her feet.
The Home of Hope's goal is not simply to be a place of refuge, they are the “NEXT STEP” towards independence. They take their guests from homelessness, to hopeful, to a home of their own.
How it works:
Pledge a dollar amount ($1 to $100+) per birdie the tour players make combined during the round. After Monday the 12th we will let you know how many they made, and we will accept your donation accordingly. You can keep up with the action on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) throughout the day. In 2016, the four tour players made a combined 20 birdies! We have an estimated donation levels listed below. You will pledge your amount before they tee off on June 12th, and we will collect donations upon completion of the event. Donations can be made via credit card or check. If you want to donate a specific amount, we do accept specified donations.
Individual Donation Estimates
$1 Pledge * 20 Birdie Tour Player Total = $20 Donation
$5 Pledge * 20 Birdie Tour Player Total = $100 Donation
$10 Pledge * 20 Birdie Tour Player Total = $200 Donation
$25 Pledge * 20 Birdie Tour Player Total = $500 Donation
$100 Pledge * 20 Birdie Tour Player Total = $2,000 Donation
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
$150 Pledge * 20 Birdie Tour Player Total = $3,000 Donation
$500 Pledge * 20 Birdie Tour Player Total = $10,000 Donation
$1,000 Pledge * 20 Birdie Tour Player Total = $20,000 Donation
*Please email Derek Oakey at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on sponsorship packages.
2017 Tour Players
Private Professional Golf's tour players compete on major worldwide tours around the world. They know how to play well under immense pressure and live for the competition. Their knowledge of the game from a player perspective is unparalleled. It is remarkable to see, first-hand, how our tour pros use their experience to analyze any golf course.
A PGA Tour winner, Brendon Todd is a UGA grad that has had five professional wins. His win at the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship was his first victory on the PGA Tour. Brendon now plays a mix of PGA Tour and Web.com Tour events.
This Australian native, that now calls Atlanta home, was the 2014 Australian Masters Champion, holding off Adam Scott from a third consecutive championship. Nick has played in numerous major championships and WGC events. He is currently playing on the Web.com and Challenge Tours.
This Georgia Tech grad from South Africa has settled in Atlanta and has been playing the Web.com Tour and other various tour here in the United States. Kyle was a contestant on the Golf Channel's big break in 2015.
Jonathan is a two time Georgia Open winner that plays the Web.com Tour and other various tours thought the United States.
Want to play with the Tour Players?
We have up to sixteen spots available to play alongside these tour pros while they make birdies for the Home of Hope.
$550 entry fee, Minimum
$10 per birdie pledge
$100 worth of crowd funding pledges*
*We ask each playing guest to raise a minimum of $100 pledged from their network.
The River Club
The River Club offers world-class golf in a Certified Audubon Sanctuary setting. And Hall-of-Fame player and designer Greg Norman took full advantage of the natural topography. The 7,212-yard, par-72 course features dramatic elevation changes and spectacular views of the Chattahoochee River Valley.
The center of life in The River Club is The Lodge, home to the golf pro shop, spa, dining facilities and spacious patios to enjoy the views and relax with friends and family. The 10,000-square foot clubhouse is a stunning example of the community’s nature-inspired sophistication- clam and soothing, yet elegant and luxuriously appointed.