FORT WORTH, TX – Glenmorangie, premium makers of single malt Scotch whisky, will help show support and appreciation to military members and their families during this week’s DEAN & DELUCA Invitational by raising funds for Birdies for the Brave through its sponsorship of the Birdies & Eagles Hole presented by Glenmorangie. On Saturday and Sunday, Glenmorangie will make a donation to Birdies for the Brave for every birdie and eagle made by PGA TOUR players on the No. 17 hole at Colonial Country Club.
“We are thrilled to work in partnership with Birdies for the Brave to help honor and express our sincere gratitude to military members and their families,” said Moet Hennessy USA Brand Director for Glenmorangie Maxime Balay. “It’s the very least we can do for those who selflessly put their lives on the line every day to ensure our freedom and keep us safe.”
The program is one of three Birdies & Eagles Holes presented by Glenmorangie that will raise funds for military charities during PGA TOUR tournaments in 2016.
Scheduled to be held May 23-29, the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational has been played at Colonial Country Club for the past 70 years, making it the TOUR’s longest-tenured tournament at a single venue. The tournament is among the PGA TOUR leaders in charitable giving, including a record $9.1 million awarded to charities in 2015, and has generated $80 million in cash and services for more than 150 organizations over the past two decades.
Many of the game’s most iconic players have won the tournament over the years, including a number of World Golf Hall of Fame members. The defending champion is Chris Kirk, who captured his fourth career PGA TOUR victory by one stroke over Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker and Jason Bohn.
About Birdies for the Brave
Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR and its affiliates. Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-wounded veterans. The TOUR subsequently adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded it to include a variety of military appreciation and engagement programs during tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com Tour, along with a series of golf-centric fundraising events held at the TOUR’s TPCs nationwide – an effort that has raised more than $15 million for non-profit military homefront groups that provide critical programs and services for military families and wounded heroes. For more information, please visit www.birdiesforthebrave.org or follow them on Facebook.