Birdies for Charity

Charity began at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in 1958 with the first playing of the Buick Open. In 2018, one of the ways The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will carry on this tradition is through the Birdies for Charity program. This fundraising program will give Michigan 501(c)(3) charities the opportunity to raise additional funds and benefit from the number of birdies made by PGA TOUR Champions players during competitive rounds of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren.

Thank you to our program sponsor!


How does Birdies for Charity work?

  • Each participating charity will solicit pledges per “birdie” or flat donations to their organization through the Birdies for Charity program.

  • These donations will be driven through The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren and then 100% of collected donations will be given to the designated charity.

  • Birdies for Charity will provide a guaranteed 6% match. The final bonus match will be determined after the conclusion of the tournament in September 2018.

What is a birdie?

A birdie is a score of one stroke under par for any golf hole on the course. The par value of a hole is the predetermined number of strokes an expert golfer should require to complete the hole.

Example: On a par 5 hole, a score of 4 is a birdie

Who is Eligible?

To qualify each charity and school must be a 501(c)(3) in the state of Michigan where the funds raised would benefit those within said state.

Charity Benefits

  • No risk or expenses!

  • Charities receive 100% of all donations collected

  • All administrative costs will be handled by The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren

  • Additional funds through the matching program


To participate in the Birdies for Charity program click HERE.

To donate to one of the charities participating in the Birdies for Charity click HERE.


Participating Charities

  • Adopt-A-Pet, Inc
  • Almont High School
  • American Red Cross
  • Autism Support and Resource Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Flint & Genesee County
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Flint
  • Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties 
  • Christ Child Society of Detroit
  • Communities First, Inc.
  • Crim Fitness Foundation 
  • Detroit Public Schools Foundation
  • Easterseals Michigan
  • Ennis Center for Children, Inc.
  • Faith Foundation Resources
  • Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund
  • Family Promise of Genesee County
  • FISH of Grand Blanc
  • Flint Institute of Arts
  • Flint River Watershed Coalition
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
  • Genesee Area Focus Fund
  • Genesys Health Foundation
  • GLAD
  • Grand Blanc Gladiators Travel Baseball Inc.
  • Hurley Foundation
  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan
  • Life Remodeled
  • McKennassquad Beauty Bar
  • McLaren Flint Foundation
  • Michigan Dyslexia Institue - Flint Rotary Center
  • Midnight Golf Program
  • Old Newsboys of Flint
  • Rotary Club of Fenton
  • SaveArtSpace
  • Snuggle Sacks
  • Special Olympics
  • The First Tee of Eastern Michigan
  • The Salvation Army
  • United FC Michigan
  • United Way of Genesee County
  • Valley Area Agency on Aging
  • Weiss Child Advocacy Center
  • Young Life Genesee County
  • Zonta Club of Fenton