Ryder Cup Team Donates $ 2.85 Million to Community and Youth Programs | New


Davis Love III of St. Simons Island, Georgia, is one of the five vice presidents.

PALM BEACH GARDENS – United States Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker, his five vice-captains and the 12-member United States team have finalized their $ 2.85 million pledge for the 43rd Ryder Cup Outreach Program, which will go to designated charities and youth golf development programs across the country.

Since 1999, and now spanning 11 Ryder Cups, the outreach program has contributed over $ 28.6 million to over 200 charities.

All members of the 43rd American team, as well as Stricker, awarded $ 100,000 each to the association or charities of their choice.

Another $ 100,000 is intended to support youth golf development programs designed to introduce children to golf, provide unique approaches to playing the game, and provide world-class coaching and mentoring to juniors who may not have. maybe not the financial means otherwise.

The five vice-captains – Fred Couples, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Davis Love III and Phil Mickelson – each awarded $ 25,000 to the charity or charities of their choice, and an additional $ 25,000 to support the programs. development of golf for young people.

“The PGA of America is delighted to be working with the U.S. Ryder Cup Team to continue its long tradition of providing significant financial support to several deserving charities, foundations and golf development programs,” said Jim Richerson, president of the PGA.

“Over the past 22 years, The Ryder Cup Outreach Program has touched countless lives while contributing millions of dollars to worthy causes aligned with every team member, making a difference in communities across the America. “

Youth golf development programs that will directly benefit from the 43rd Ryder Cup outreach program are:

PGA Junior League

PGA REACH’s flagship youth program, the PGA Jr. League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls to learn and enjoy golf under the guidance of PGA and LPGA professionals.

As in other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play as a team with their friends. At the end of the regular season, all-star teams are formed to compete in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League playoffs.

There are PGA Jr. League teams in all 41 PGA Sections and in all 50 States.

Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

A free nationwide junior skills competition for boys and girls, ages 7-15, supported by the Masters Tournament Foundation, the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.

KPMG Emerging Leaders Program

Provides the nation’s top high school girls with the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat at Stanford University, a mentoring relationship with a female entrepreneur, and an introduction at golf.


Here are the names of the donors along with their community outreach program and amount:

Steve Stricker, Steve Stricker American Family Foundation, $ 100,000

Daniel Berger, Miracles de Mia Foundation, $ 50,000

Daniel Berger, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, $ 50,000

Patrick Cantlay, Patrick Cantlay Foundation, $ 100,000

Bryson DeChambeau, The Bryson DeChambeau Foundation, $ 100,000

Harris English, Harris English Foundation, $ 50,000

Harris English, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, $ 25,000

Harris English, St. Simons Island Sports Association, $ 25,000

Tony Finau, Tony Finau Foundation, $ 100,000

Dustin Johnson, Dustin Johnson Foundation, $ 100,000

Brooks Koepka, Brooks Koepka Charity Fund, $ 100,000

Collin Morikawa, Make a wish, $ 25,000

Collin Morikawa, American Humane, $ 25,000

Collin Morikawa, Feed America, $ 25,000

Collin Morikawa, Animal Network, $ 25,000

Xander Sc Heaterele, Xander Sc Heater Foundation, $ 100,000

Scottie Scheffler, Behind Every Door Ministries, Inc., $ 20,000

Scottie Scheffler, University Golf Scholarship, $ 20,000

Scottie Scheffler, Community Transformation Advocates, $ 20,000

Scottie Scheffler, West Dallas Community School, $ 20,000

Scottie Scheffler, The Human Impact, $ 20,000

Jordan Spieth, Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, $ 100,000

Justin Thomas, Justin Thomas Foundation, $ 100,000

Fred Couples, TGR Foundation, $ 10,000

Fred Couples, Eat, Learn, Play Foundation, $ 10,000

Fred Couples, an ALS foundation (to be confirmed), $ 5,000

Jim Furyk, Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation, $ 25,000

Zach Johnson, Zach Johnson Foundation, $ 25,000

Davis Love III, Davis Love III Foundation, $ 25,000

Phil Mickelson, Phil & Amy Mickelson Foundation, $ 25,000

For more information on the Ryder Cup, visit RyderCup.com.


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