Welcome to the Shell Houston Open Birdies for Charity fund raising program! If you are interested in taking advantage of our program in 2013 read on to find out how our Birdies for Charity contest can generate dollars for your organization. The Houston Golf Association will provide you with collateral material for a successful fundraising campaign. The only investment you need to make is your time.
Our 2013 Birdies for Charity Kickoff Meeting will be held on January 15 at 2 PM in the Dick Harmon Learning Center, across the street from the HGA offices at 5810 Wilson Road in Humble, TX. Dates for the 2013 Shell Houston Open are March 25-31 on the Redstone Golf Club — Tournament Course. If you wish to participate in the Shell Houston Open Birdies for Charity Program, we will need your help with the following information to activate or reactivate your record for 2013:
• A copy of the IRS letter that confirms your organization's 501c (3) status. (Only organizations new to the program need to send or fax)
• Your Birdies for Charity contact will be the HGA staff (281-454-7000). For those who have not participated before, the pledge forms are part of the collateral material the Houston Golf Association supplies your organization for use in the pledge solicitation. Each organization is responsible for imprinting their name, address, phone number and "bird number" on each form, so each pledge can be properly credited in our database. We suggest that you do this before they are distributed. You may run the forms through printers, copy machines or make mailing labels. Our staff has found that the most time efficient way to imprint the information is by using copy machines, laser or inkjet printers. Your pledge forms will be distributed flat for this purpose.
A template for the placement may be downloaded here. Your quick response to the requested items above is greatly appreciated. Please contact the HGA staff directly at 281-454-7000 should you have any questions prior to the Kick-Off Pledge Form distribution day.