Birdies for Charity PGA Tour fundraiser Feb. 5-8 to benefit San Diego Center for Children

The San Diego Center for Children has been invited for the third straight year to benefit from the Farmers Insurance Open and its Birdies for Charity campaign in 2015.

The San Diego portion of the PGA Tour occurs Feb. 5-8 at the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Birdies for Charity is a fundraiser organized by the Century Club, the host of the San Diego golf tournament, which this year benefits 12 local charities focused on helping children in the community. Both the Century Club and Farmers Insurance have created a total “bonus pool” of $160,000 to make the campaign a real win-win for donors and charities.

Individuals and corporations can donate a flat amount or pledge to donate to the San Diego Center for Children for every birdie the professionals make during the competitive rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open. Last year, golf professionals made 1,500 birdies in the tournament. For example, if 1,500 birdies are made again this year, with a 1-cent pledge, the total pledge would be $15. For a 5-cent pledge, the total pledge would be $75. A 25-cent pledge would be $375, and so on.

The more the Center for Children can raise in donations, the greater pro-rated portion it receives from the bonus pool. The Center’s Iris Auxiliary, celebrating 35 years with the Center in 2015, will help with fundraising efforts to maximize the potential for the highest portion of the pool to go to the Center.

Donations and pledges should be made by 5 p.m. Feb. 8, 2015. For information or to make a pledge, visit www.farmersinsuranceopen.com or www.centerforchildren.org.

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