Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:00 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 7:19 PM
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has announced their selection as a beneficiary of The 6 Bags Project, the first fundraising initiative of the World # 1 Professional Golfer and 2012 PGA Tour Player of the Year, Rory McIlroy.
For each of the first 6 tournaments Rory plays in for the first four months of 2013, his golf bag will carry the name and logo of a children's charity. During the tournament, the bag will be auctioned through http://www.roryfoundation.com with all monies raised going to the featured charity. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson was selected as Rory's charity during the Accenture Match Play Championship, taking place from February 20-24, 2013 in Tucson. The connection with the Rory Foundation and worldwide notoriety during coverage of Match Play will have a significant impact on Tucson's youth by highlighting the mission and featuring the Clubs 50th Anniversary of helping to save lives of at-risk youth by keeping them off the streets and involved in positive activities such as athletics.
About The Rory Foundation
The Rory Foundation, a registered charity has been set up by Rory McIlroy to help children from around the world. The 6 Bags Project is the first fundraiser that the Rory Foundation is undertaking. The charities selected for the 6 Bags Project are as follows:
HSBC Abu Dhabi (1/17-20) - Northern Ireland Cancer Fund For Children
WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship (2/20-24) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Honda Classic (2/28-3/3) - Child Protection Team of the Palm Beaches
WGC - Cadillac Championship (3/7-10)- First Tee Miami Date Amateur Golf Association
Shell Houston Open (3/25-31) - Chinquapin School
The Masters (4/11-14) - Charity TBA
For more information about the Rory Foundation, visit http://www.roryfoundation.com or contact:
Presence PR, Dublin Ireland
00 353 1 6761062
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