2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Birdies for Charity
2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Birdies for Charity is “Changing the Course!”
The Rocket Giving Fund’s mission is to host a world-class PGA TOUR event while simultaneously benefiting the Detroit community. The Organization’s primary fundraising activity is the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Detroit’s annual PGA TOUR event. The net proceeds realized by the event and other such activities and events will support its new “Changing the Course” initiative in partnership with Rocket Mortgage, a multi-year campaign with a vision that every Detroit resident has access to the internet, technology and digital literacy training they deserve within five years.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on a number of unaddressed underlying issues in Detroit – internet accessibility being one of the most severe. The mission of “Changing the Course” is a Detroit where every resident has access to the technology, internet and digital literacy that is the baseline for education and opportunity in today’s economy, and the initiative will invest funds in organizations and infrastructure that seek to ensure 5G internet technology becomes available across Detroit.
Serving as a launchpad for long-term positive impact, the Rocket Mortgage Classic Birdies for Charity Program is designed to help increase the amount of positive change generated by the PGA TOUR® held within the City of Detroit and beyond. To review the full press release click here.
Through the program, all registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that apply collect flat-rate donations and donations based on the total number of birdies – strokes below par on a hole – made by PGA TOUR® pros during tournament play. The lower the golf scores, the greater the impact for local nonprofits as the program directs 100% of proceeds back to the participating organizations. With no administrative fees or heavy lifting, this turnkey program is a unique and proven way to raise significant funding for nonprofits.
In 2019, with 1895 birdies made by PGA TOUR® Professionals at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, over 170 nonprofit organizations raised thousands of dollars to help support their missions.
Is your nonprofit interested in participating in the 2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Birdies for Charity Program? REGISTER HERE!
The second annual Rocket Mortgage Classic is scheduled for May 25th - 31st at the Detroit Golf Club. Tickets, volunteer opportunities, sponsorship information, and more details are available at RocketMortgageClassic.com.