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 during the run-up to The RSM Classic, RSM partners, principals and employees raise funds for local charities aligned with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation. In 2018, the program raised more than $2.8 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 $13 million donated over the nine years of the tournament.
Birdies Fore Love – PGA TOUR on-course competition
In collaboration with the PGA TOUR, RSM Birdies Fore Love will donate over $1 Million to charitable organizations through an on-course competition over the first ten events of the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season.
In addition to the weekly winners, the top three players who accumulate the most birdies (or better) throughout those first ten events will earn $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for children- or family-focused charitable organizations of each player’s choice.
RSM got a head start by awarding $50,000 to Patrick Rodgers, who recorded the most birdies (or better) at the 2018 RSM Classic. Rodgers chose to donate $40,000 to the Indianapolis Junior Golf Foundation, the group that helped him get his start in golf, and $10,000 to Hilarity For Charity.
Check out the 2019 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.