Saturday, September 03, 2005

Katrina Relief Fund

Stealing this post whole-hog from About.com (it's about charity, so I'm sure they won't mind):

Just as they did following the Southeast Asian tsunami, the major U.S. golf organizations are coming together to help in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

The U.S. Golf Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund has a goal of raising $5 million. "As the true scope of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Gulf Coast is revealed, many in the golf community have expressed a strong desire to provide assistance to those in the hurricane ravaged areas that are in such need," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. "The U.S. Golf Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund gives the major golf organizations, along with tournaments, sponsors, players, fans, and even The First Tee network of facilities an effective way to make a meaningful contribution to ease the suffering being felt by so many."

Leadership for the fund comes from the PGA Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, USGA, The Masters Tournament and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

In the near-term, contributions to the fund will be held by PGA Tour Charities, Inc., in a separate account. The best ultimate use of the funds will be determined in consultation with former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Donations to the fund are tax-deductible. Contributions can be made at pgatour.com, or mailed to:

The U.S. Golf Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
c/o PGA TOUR Charities, Inc.
Attention: Ron Price, Chief Financial Officer, PGA TOUR
Post Office Box 2904
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004-2904
Texans are playing a major role in helping New Orleans' dispossessed. Here's another chance to for use to contribute. If you can give, please do.

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