PGA TOUR Kicks Off Birdies Fore Love for the Season
10 Sep, 2019
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market and title sponsor of The RSM Classic since 2010 and tournament host Davis Love III – joined the PGA TOUR to announce the start of the second annual RSM Birdies Fore Love charitable giving platform through an on-course competition over the first 11 events of the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season.
In 2018, RSM unveiled plans to expand the RSM Birdies Fore Love program for the start of the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season. Not only will the top three finishers in total birdies (or better) from all upcoming fall events earn $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for a charity of their choice, but the player who records the most birdies (or better) in each fall event will earn $50,000 for a charity of his choice, which brings the total to more than $1 million donated through this year’s program.
The top three players who accumulate the most birdies (or better), beginning with A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and concluding with The RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, will be awarded the aforementioned totals for charitable donations to children- and/or family-focused charitable organizations of the players’ choice.
“Stewardship has been one of RSM’s core values since our firm was founded in 1926,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM US LLP. “In fact, that commitment to community is a value shared by the PGA TOUR, and one of the key reasons behind our title sponsorship of The RSM Classic. RSM Birdies Fore Love provides us with an opportunity to amplify our shared focus on giving back to the community on a national and international level – and to invite our colleagues, clients, friends and family from around the world to help us help those in need.”
Winning players from this year’s RSM Birdies Fore Love program will be encouraged to designate the funds to charity organizations dedicated to building tomorrow’s middle market leaders through programs that support education, as well as organizations committed to improving the lives of youth through a focus on hunger, housing and health – organizations aligned with the RSM US Foundation’s area of focus.
“I am humbled by the widespread support RSM Birdies Fore Love has received and continues to receive,” said Love. “At the end of the day, leaving things better than we found them is one of the most important things we as individuals, organizations and companies can do. I’m honored to work with a partner like RSM to help make a positive difference for those in need.”
Last year, Cameron Champ won the RSM Birdies Fore Love competition, earning $300,000 for the Cameron Champ Foundation in support of STEM education and youth golf. JJ Spaun finished second and donated $150,000 to the United Way earmarked for low-income families affected by the California wildfires, while Joel Dahmen, a cancer survivor, finished third and donated $50,000 to the Send It Foundation in support of young adult cancer fighters through the gift of outdoor adventure and community.
Since the inception of The RSM Classic in 2010, RSM and the Davis Love Foundation have generated more than $13 million for charities that support education and organizations that support children and families in need. More than 200 organizations across the United States have benefited from these donations, including the Boys & Girls Club, Special Olympics, Blessings in a Backpack and Folds of Honor, just to name a few.
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The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 27 countries (90 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2018, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $190 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.84 billion.
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About Birdies Fore Love: Birdies Fore Love is RSM’s charitable giving platform for The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event, for which RSM is title sponsor. Through this program, RSM people, supported with a matching donation from the RSM US Foundation, raise funds for deserving charitable organizations focused on enhancing educational outcomes and the quality of life for children and families.
Each year, RSM offices commit to raising funds for local charitable organizations aligned with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation, the host organization of The RSM Classic. RSM Birdies Fore Love office champions coordinate fun activities that help their respective locations reach fundraising and participation goals.
About RSM US: RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.
RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in over 116 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.