Birdies for Charity

Charity began at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in 1958 with the first playing of the Buick Open. One of the ways The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren has carried on this tradition is through the Birdies for Charity presented by Ally program. This fundraising program gives 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.

The 2020 program welcomed participation from 13 qualified Michigan 501(c)(3) charities and raised $388,673 thanks to the 866 birdies recorded by PGA TOUR Champions players during competitive rounds at the second playing of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren.

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 10% match. The final bonus match will be determined after the conclusion of the tournament in November 2021.

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

Tickets FORE Charity

This new program provides an opportunity for charities that are participating in the tournament’s Birdies for Charity presented by Ally program to earn extra dollars for their cause based on attendance during the final round of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren on Sunday, August 29, 2021!  

Each eligible charity will share a promo code with their supporters that can be used when purchasing a SUNDAY DAILY TICKET to The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren. For each person that attends the tournament with a designated charity promo code ticket, $10 will be donated to that organization.

The Wonderful Charities You Can Support!
  • Alumni Association of the University of Michigan
  • Ascension Genesys Foundation
  • Autism Support and Resource Center
  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Bethel United Methodist Church
  • Cass Community Social Services
  • Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties
  • Communities First, Inc.
  • Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund
  • FISH Inc, Grand Blanc Chapter
  • Flint Institute of Science and History
  • Flint Walk to End Alzheimer's
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
  • Friends of the Grand Blanc Grid
  • Genesee County Free Medical Clinic
  • Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
  • Gottagetit
  • Humane Society of Genesee County
  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan
  • Ozone House
  • Pink Par Tee of Warwick Hills
  • Shelter of Flint
  • St Mary Student Parish
  • The Bottomless Toy Chest
  • The Second Mile Center of Detroit
  • United Way of Genesee County
  • Whaley Children's Center
  • Winning Futures
  • YWCA of Greater Flint