A Little Birdie Told Me … Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Here’s why we head to the Dean & Deluca Invitational golf tournament every year – because a birdie is the real hole in one.

Through the Birdies for Charity program, charitable organizations use the awareness and magnitude of a PGA Tour event to further their fundraising efforts by soliciting pledges from individuals and corporations for every birdie made during the tournament. This year’s tournament is May 23-29 at Colonial Country Club.

In true Fort Worth fashion, strong community support has made the Colonial’s Birdies for Charity program one of the most successful on the PGA Tour. The annual fundraiser generated $8 million for more than 30 Tarrant County charities in 2015, including ACH Child and Family Services, All Saints Health Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, Cancer Care Services, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and Ronald McDonald House, to name a few.

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“To see our community and charities support the Birdies campaign with such enthusiasm is very gratifying,” noted tournament Chairman Bobby Patton. “We are proud to be one of the top Birdies campaigns on tour, thanks to the very generous philanthropy shown by our citizens and businesses.”

In 2015, 1,290 birdies were recorded during the tournament. Charities have an opportunity to earn additional contributions from the Colonial’s Matching Fund – a sum totaling $275,000 last year, thanks to the generous support of lead sponsors and Colonial Country Club.

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“This exciting opportunity allowed our donors to make their contributions go further with your support. With this donation, Gill will be able to provide resources for the unmet needs of children in Tarrant County,” said Amanda Stallings, executive director, Gill Children’s Services Inc.

Join us in making each year’s contributions greater than the last. For more information about the Birdies for Charity program or to purchase tickets for the tournament, visit

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