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.
âThe 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,â said Jim Richerson, president of the PGA.
âOver 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.