ALBANY, Bahamas – As part of ongoing relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Dorian, the Hero World Challenge has contributed $184,500 to the ONE Bahamas Fund through a charity challenge to the players.
During the 2019 Hero World Challenge, the tournament made a donation of $500 for each birdie, $1,000 for each eagle and $2,500 for each hole in one made by the professionals in competition rounds at Albany Wednesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 7. The 18 players in the field made 337 birdies and 16 eagles over the four-day tournament.
In October, the tournament announced that proceeds from the 2019 Hero World Challenge would benefit the TGR Foundation and ONE Bahamas Fund, established to help the rebuilding efforts with a focus on education, housing and business restarts. Founded by Tiger Woods, actor and musician Justin Timberlake, NEXUS Luxury Collection, members of the Albany community and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) following Hurricane Dorian, ONE Bahamas Fund has pledged $6 million toward the efforts with a dollar for dollar match in hopes of raising $12 million to help those impacted by the hurricane.
About ONE Bahamas Fund
The ONE Bahamas Fund was created to support relief and rebuilding efforts in The Bahamas and to support its residents who were affected by Hurricane Dorian. Founders Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods, NEXUS Luxury Collection, Royal Bank of Canada and members from the Albany community collectively pledged $6 million as a challenge gift, matching donations by the public dollar for dollar for the next $6 million – with a goal of raising a minimum of $12 million. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will direct funds toward both immediate response needs on the ground as well as long-term support focusing on shelter, education, community and seed funding for Bahamian businesses. For more information, visit onebahamasfund.org.
About TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity
For more than 20 years, TGR Foundation has worked to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. With an unwavering commitment to impact an entire generation, our mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education. We are pioneers in positive youth development, encouraging self-advocacy skills in young people. Our programs foster a growth mindset, instilling in students the strength and skills to persevere and define their own path. Through our award-winning STEM curricula, college-access programs, a digital platform
s and educator professional development, TGR Foundation has reached more than one million students and offers resources and support needed to thrive in school and beyond. For more information, visit TGRFoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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