Summertime brings golf to Akron with the World Golf Championships® Bridgestone Invitational, and the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital has partnered with Northern Ohio Golf Charities to raise money for the hospital with the “Birdies for Charity” and “TICKETS Fore CHARITY” programs.
“Birdies for Charity” participants guess the number of birdies that will be made by the PGA TOUR professionals during the Bridgestone Invitational, which takes place July 31 to Aug. 4 at Firestone Country Club. A birdie is one stroke under par for a hole.
Participants can make a one-time donation or can pledge five cents or more per birdie.
“Birdies for Charity is a wonderful way to support the hospital because the money raised directly benefits the more than 700,000 children who are treated each year at Akron Children’s,” said Joyce Hamaker, chair of the Birdies for Charity committee.
If you’re interested in attending the Bridgestone Invitational, tickets are available through the TICKETS Fore CHARITY program. To purchase tickets, visit www.buytfc.com, click WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and use code IRON13.
Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds of the ticket purchases will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Weekly and day passes are available.
For more information, or to obtain a “Birdies for Charity” pledge form, call 330-543-8899 or email AkronBirdiesForCharity@gmail.com.