Champions Fore Charity, formerly Birdies for Charity, is a fundraising program designed in 1997, to give participating charities and schools the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open. Champions Fore Charity is a no-cost program that gives 100% of the funds raised back to the participating organization. Funds are generated by soliciting pledges from individuals and corporations.

Donors can make a one-time donation and flexibility to pay in advance or to be billed after the tournament. Donations are accepted from anywhere around the world and are tax deductible.

The 2020 Champions Fore Charity fundraising campaign is held October 7, 2019 – April 17, 2020.

WHat is a birdie?

In golf, “par” is the normal expected score on any given hole. Every one of the 18 holes on a golf course has its own “par” assigned to it. A “birdie” is one stroke under par for a hole, possibly derived from the term “It flew like a bird” to indicate a good shot.

Ex. Par 5 on Hole 18 at TPC San Antonio, AT&T Oaks Course, a Birdie would be 4, an Eagle would be 3, and a Double Eagle would be 2 strokes (hits) to get the ball in from the tee box, onto the green and into the hole.

“Guess the Birdies” Contest

For added fun, guess the number of birdies you think will be made during the Valero Texas Open for your chance to win a Stay-and-Play Gift Package, compliments of TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Birdies are counted at Monday and Wednesday pro-ams and Thursday – Sunday of competition. GRAND PRIZE: Stay-and-Play Gift Package included a three (3) night stay at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country along with two (2) rounds of golf for two at TPC San Antonio, spa service for two (2) and breakfast for two (2) each morning. *The golf rounds or spa service may be traded for dinner for two (2) in 18 Oaks Steak House.

Attendance Incentive

Attend the Valero Texas Open, April 2-5, 2020 at TPC San Antonio and stop by one of the Donation Stations (VIP & Main Gate Entrances). As a donor, check in and get entered into a drawing to earn the charity you supported a $20,000 donation in your honor. Each day attended, earns additional entries into the drawing. The lucky donor will also win an exciting prize of their own to enjoy.


Click here to support The First Tee of Greater San Antonio and donate to Valero Texas Open CHAMPIONS forE Charity today!