Birdies for Kids has benefited the following children’s charities since its inception:
Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation
Beneficiary from 2004 – Present
Founded in 1983, the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is committed to introducing and promoting the game of golf to children of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds throughout north Texas and instilling in them the positive, character developing traits for which the game is so well known. With a full circle of programs and services, close to 10,000 children and their parents are impacted by the game of golf each year:
Introduction - Summer Golf Camps, Fairway to Success After School Program, Golf in Schools, and Drive, Chip and Putt
Junior Tour - Team Golf, Prep and Medalist Levels, and All American Tours
Education - College Scholarships (more than $1.5 million awarded)
Employment - Internship Program
Philanthropy - Kids Play FORE Kids, Ewing Charity Classic, Birdies for Kids, and Royal Oaks' Great 108
Children’s Medical Center
Beneficiary from 2008 – Present
Children's is private, not-for-profit, and is the eighth largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Many of the more than 50 specialty programs of the Children's system have received national and international recognition, confirming a stellar reputation for Children's and UT Southwestern Medical Center as one of the finest pediatric healthcare providers in the United States.
Proceeds donated to Children’s in 2008 and 2009 were designated to purchase Giraffe Omnibeds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Each bed costs more $50,000.00 and is designed specifically for the care of critically ill neonates. In 2010 and 2011, proceeds were designated to purchase veradius mobile c-arm units for the heart center. Each unit costs $60,000.00 and is used to diagnose and treat heart conditions.
In 2012 and 2013, proceeds were designated to help fund private infusion suites in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Unit at the hospital. Naming rights to each suite cost $50,000.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Beneficiary in 2006 – 2007
The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has always put children first. It’s a philosophy that began in 1921 when a Dallas orthopedic surgeon and a group of Masons saw the need to provide children with quality medical care, regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks solely to the support of donations, the vision soon grew to become one of the nations’ recognized leaders in the treatment of orthopedic conditions, related to neurological disorders and learning disorders. Today the hospital provides ongoing care for more than 14,000 children each year, without charge.
Proceeds donated to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 2006 and 2007 were designated to purchase medical equipment and provide support services for patients and their families.
Medical Center of Plano
Beneficiary in 2004 – 2005
The Medical Center of Plano is a full-service, 427-bed acute-care facility with more than 1,300 employees and over 900 physicians on staff, representing over 70 specialties and subspecialties. The main campus in the heart of Plano includes the main hospital and medical offices, an outpatient surgery center, a comprehensive cancer-treatment center, an emergency trauma center, a radiology/imaging center, a comprehensive cardiovascular program, the Center for Lifestyle Enhancement, and complete women's and children's services including a high-risk antepartum unit and a neonatal intensive-care unit.
Proceeds donated to the Medical Center of Plano in 2004 and 2005 were designated to upgrade the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s waiting room. Items that were purchased included recliners, table and chairs, flat screen televisions, DVD players, a fish tank, a play station and other games.