Birdies Fore Love
The RSM Birdies Fore Love program is a giving platform tied to The RSM Classic, focused on supporting organizations that help build the middle market leaders of tomorrow. The program has two primary components:
Birdies Fore Love – RSM employee giving challenge
Each year RSM owners and employees raise funds for local charities aligned with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation. In 2019, the program raised more than $3.8 million for more than 70 charities in the communities where RSM employees live and work.
The strong fundraising through Birdies Fore Love, coupled with matching contributions from the RSM US Foundation and proceeds from the tournament, has brought the program total to more than $17 million donated over the ten years of the tournament.
Birdies Fore Love – PGA TOUR on-course competition
In collaboration with the PGA TOUR, RSM Birdies Fore Love will again donate over $1 Million to charitable organizations through an on-course competition over the first eleven events of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season.
In addition to weekly winners, the top three players who accumulate the most birdies (or better) throughout those first eleven events will earn $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for children- or family-focused charitable organizations of each player’s choice.
Last year, Scottie Scheffler (139 birdies or better) won the overall program, followed by Lanto Griffin (138) and Denny McCarthy (135). Scheffler chose to spread the love and donate $200,000 to the Davis Love Foundation, $50,000 to the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation and $50,000 to Triumph Over Kids Cancer. Both Griffin and McCarthy have chosen to use their donations to start their own foundations to support youth in their communities.
Check out the 2020 competition’s live leaderboard, weekly winners and remaining events here.
If you’d like to help at-risk youth in the areas of education, hunger, housing or health, please consider donating to Birdies Fore Love.