Maximize your impact when you support Kentucky Children’s Hospital through Birdies for the Bluegrass! Donate now through July 22.
How it works
- Choose one of Kentucky Children’s Hospital’s partner charities to support.
- Pledge to donate a small amount for each birdie made during the Barbasol Championship, or donate a flat amount.
- A portion of your contributions will be matched by the PGA.
Our partner charities:
Created in honor of the short but much-loved life of Claire Elizabeth Embry, the Claire Foundation, Inc. aids families that have been diagnosed with a complicated pregnancy by providing them with financial support and other resources that may be necessary in their journey.
After her son Drew was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4, Rebecca Shryock founded Cowboy Up for a Cure to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. Since 2013, the group’s goal has been to raise awareness and to help support families faced with this challenge.
DanceBlue is a University of Kentucky student-run organization that fundraises year-round and culminates in a 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon. All of the money raised through DanceBlue is donated to the Golden Matrix Fund, established to support the kids of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic both today and, through and endowment, well into the future.
The Dragonfly Foundation provides comfort and joy to kids and young adults going through cancer and bone marrow transplants. Their Dragonflies range in age from birth to 30. They (and their immediate family) are considered Dragonflies from their date of diagnosis until they are five years past treatment.
As a patient himself, Jarrett Mynear knew that long days at doctor visits and long stays in the hospital could be boring, scary and even depressing. That’s why, when he was just 9, he started Jarrett’s Joy Cart, a program that offers moments of joy to children in crisis situations. Since Jarrett started his Joy Cart in 1999, Jarrett’s Joy Cart has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children from all across Kentucky and beyond.
Moments after she was born, Kerrington Johnson was diagnosed with a rare heart defect. Her parents, Sam and Christy, founded Kerrington’s Heart to assist patients and families through each step in their journey of dealing with congenital heart defects. The foundation offers comfort bags, certificates of bravery, educational support, and financial assistance to families in need of meals, fuel and lodging.
Established in September 2001 in loving memory of Makenna David, who died of a rare lung disease in 1998 when she was 20 months old, the Makenna Foundation raises funds to help make the Kentucky Children’s Hospital a benchmark of children’s hospitals. The foundation helps provide equipment and assistance needed for hospital enhancements and expansion. Since 2001, the Makenna Foundation has raised more than $1.3 million for Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
For more information, visit birdiesforthebluegrass.com. Thank you for your support!