THE RORY FOUNDATION
When I was younger my parents sacrificed everything to allow me to play the game I love. Having that support from my family gave me the opportunity to chase my dreams. But I know that every child is not so fortunate. My aim is that The Rory Foundation will support children’s charities big and small around the world that try to give kids that helping hand.
CHARITY BAGS PROJECT EXTENDED
Rory has announced that he will extend his successful ‘6 Bags Charity Project’ for select golf tournaments throughout the 2013 season. The ‘6 Bags Project’ is the first in a planned series of fundraising initiatives for The Rory Foundation. The first charity to benefit was the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children, whose logo was carried on Rory’s tour bag at the season opening Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in January.
McIlroy said today: “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the charity bag project, as it raises huge awareness for the chosen charities, as well as much needed funds. It’s all about giving children the support that I enjoyed as a child, so myself and my team felt that it made sense to extend the initiative to benefit as many charities and children as possible!”
"6 Bags" is the first Rory Foundation project. For each of the first 6 tournaments I play in in 2013 my Tour Bag will carry the name of a different children's charity. Where possible, each charity will be active within the community where the tournament is held. For each of my first 6 tournaments, you can bid to own my custom designed Tour Bag, exclusive to each event. All proceeds from the successful bid will go directly to the charity that the "6 Bags" project supports on that particular week. And if you don't feel like bidding for my bags, then people can also donate directly to each charity. No matter how big or small that donation might be, everything helps. Each of these chosen charities do amazing work and any money they receive is directed towards the children they support.
THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
My most recent tournament was The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. I chose a very deserving charity called Blessings in a Backpack. My custom designed golf bag displayed the charity’s logo with great pride and I would ask both companies and fans alike to donate generously to this very deserving cause.
BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK
Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behaviour, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
If you would like to support this charity by making a donation, please click here
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