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.

Donate to benefit your charity of choice by clicking on the charity name below.

Total Raised: $172,645.00


Organization Location Category Current Total Connect
The Rocket Giving Fund Detroit, MI Recreations & Sports $78,215.00
The Senior Alliance Wayne, MI Health Care $75,025.00
The First Tee of Greater Detroit Recreations & Sports $12,875.00
Michigan Women's Golf Association's Girls Golf Program Detroit, MI Youth Development $1,815.00
Detroit Children's Fund Detroit, MI Education $550.00
Golf. My Future. My Game. Southfield, MI Youth Development $490.00
Golf Association of Michigan Foundation Farmington Hills, MI Recreations & Sports $450.00
Stafford House Detroit, MI Youth Development $400.00
Operation Graduation/Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Detroit, MI Education $310.00
SHARE Detroit Bloomfield Hills, MI Mutual & Membership Benefit $275.00
The Rainbow Connection Rochester, MI Diseases, Disorders & Medical $250.00
Detroit Area PreCollege Engineering Program (DAPCEP) Detroit, MI Education $225.00
Detroit PAL (Police Athletic League) Detroit, MI Recreations & Sports $225.00
Detroit Golf Club Caddie Scholarship Foundation Troy, MI Education $200.00
Midnight Golf Program Bingham Farms, MI Education $160.00
Caring Athletes Team for Children's and Henry Ford Hospitals (CATCH) Detroit, MI Diseases, Disorders & Medical $150.00
Dallas Nicole Foundation Detroit, MI Youth Development $150.00
DETROIT'S NEIGHBORHOOD COMEBACK DEVELOPMENT Detroit, MI Community Improvement & Capacity Building $150.00
Pink ParTee of Warwick Hills Grand Blanc, MI Health Care $100.00
VETLIFE Howell, MI Community Improvement & Capacity Building $100.00
3rd Circle Clarkston, MI Health Care $75.00
Catholic Youth Organization for the Archdiocese of Detroit Detroit, MI Youth Development $75.00
Mission K9 Rescue Needville, TX Animal Related $60.00
Ann Arbor YMCA Ann Arbor, MI Youth Development $50.00
A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue Mt. Clemens, MI Community Improvement & Capacity Building $50.00
Michigan Education Excellence Foundation Detroit, MI Education $50.00
Special Olympics Michigan Auburn Hills, MI Mental Health & Crisis Prevention $50.00
St. Vincent de Paul Detroit Detroit, MI Community Improvement & Capacity Building $50.00
Read to a Child Metro Detroit Wellesley, MA Education $25.00
The Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Detroit, MI Youth Development $25.00
Autism Alliance of Michigan Bingham Farms, MI Diseases, Disorders & Medical $10.00
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Detroit, MI Youth Development $10.00
All About Animals Rescue Warren, MI Animal Related $0.00
Arts & Scraps Detroit, MI Education $0.00
Association of Chinese Americans Madison Heights, MI Community Improvement & Capacity Building $0.00
Beyond Basics Southfield, MI Education $0.00
Birmingham Education Foundation Beverly Hills, MI Education $0.00
Blue Star Service Dogs Pinckney, MI Animal Related $0.00
Buckets of Rain Detroit, MI Food, Agriculture & Nutrition $0.00
Caring Hands Sarcoidosis Foundation Sterling Heights, MI Diseases, Disorders & Medical $0.00
Cass Community Social Services Detroit, MI Housing & Shelter $0.00
Chandler Park Conservancy Detroit, MI Community Improvement & Capacity Building $0.00
Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan Farmington HIlls, MI Diseases, Disorders & Medical $0.00
COTS Detroit, MI Housing & Shelter $0.00
Denis V. Cooper Foundation - Wishes For Heroes Sarasota, FL Community Improvement & Capacity Building $0.00
Detroit Fintech Association Detroit, MI Education $0.00
Detroit Greenways Coalition Detroit, MI Recreations & Sports $0.00
Ele’s Place Ann Arbor, MI Mental Health & Crisis Prevention $0.00
Food Gatherers Ann Arbor, MI Food, Agriculture & Nutrition $0.00
Forgotten Harvest Oak Park, MI Community Improvement & Capacity Building $0.00
Friendship Circle West Bloomfield, MI Education $0.00
Global Ties Detroit Detroit, MI International, Foreign Affairs & National Security $0.00
Good Sports Braintree, MA Recreations & Sports $0.00
iCare of Michigan Utica, MI Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief $0.00
Jewish Historical Society of Michigan West Bloomfield, MI Education $0.00
Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan Detroit, MI Education $0.00
Life Directions Detroit, MI Education $0.00
Mariners Inn Detroit, MI Housing & Shelter $0.00
Matrix Human Services Detroit, MI Community Improvement & Capacity Building $0.00
Meadow Brook Hall Rochester, MI Arts, Culture & Humanities $0.00
Mercy Education Project Detroit, MI Education $0.00
Michigan Humane Society Bingham Farms, MI Animal Related $0.00
Muscular Dystrophy Association Troy, MI Diseases, Disorders & Medical $0.00
Neighborhood Service Organization Detroit , MI Mental Health & Crisis Prevention $0.00
NF Forward Detroit, MI Medical Research $0.00
Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles, Inc. Ortonville, MI Health Care $0.00
Opportunity Resource Fund Lansing, MI Housing & Shelter $0.00
Ozone House Ypsilanti, MI Housing & Shelter $0.00
Samaritas Detroit, MI Housing & Shelter $0.00
SOUL Support Our Unique Learners Commerce Township, MI Youth Development $0.00
The Children's Foundation Detroit, MI Youth Development $0.00
The Ddamien Project Ranchita , CA Animal Related $0.00
The Moss Foundation Detroit, MI Youth Development $0.00
The Triangle Society Detroit, MI Education $0.00
Wish Upon a Teen Southfield, MI Youth Development $0.00
Women Who Weld Detroit, MI Science & Technology $0.00
Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids Bloomfield Hills, MI Youth Development $0.00